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Museum of the Everglades

105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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Lovely museum with fascinating information!

Our 12 year old and his three friends loved it too! We walked around enjoying the displays and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tia D
There's more to the Everglades than meets the eye!

My second visit in January 2018. Like the rest of Everglades City, the museum took a hit from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Escape Naples' dazzling pace of development for a day and spend a lazy afternoon exploring the history of nearby Everglades City. Once accessible only by boat, this remote frontier trading town took an ambitious new turn in 1923 as the hub of Barron Collier's personal Southwest Florida real estate empire - with a population of fewer than twelve families. First opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry, today's Museum of the Everglades dates back to a time when construction of the famous Tamiami Trail was well underway and the tiny settlement of Everglades served as the first County seat. The museum's permanent and rotating exhibits provide visitors with an in-depth look at over 2,000 years of human history in the area and tell the story of those adventurous enough - and stubborn enough - to settle Southwest Florida's lush "River of Grass." Faithfully restored to its original, 1920s Collier-era appearance, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 35 miles east of downtown Naples.
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105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-0008
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our 12 year old and his three friends loved it too! We walked around enjoying the displays and history.

Thank Tia D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My second visit in January 2018. Like the rest of Everglades City, the museum took a hit from Hurricane Irma but, like the rest of Everglades City, they are bouncing back. The history of this fascinating area is still there for you to see, the...More

Thank margareth469
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum in January. Had a personal tour by the manager. Just getting the museum back on it’s feet after Irma. This is a great local museum that could use your support. Just visit and see!

1  Thank Rick F
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We stopped in at this museum to learn about the area and we were not disappointed. Though they were closed and recovering from the hurricane devastation, the friendly staff let us in to hear the video and read the information around the room. A great...More

Thank George Patti W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This museum gives a short introduction about the Everglades and the nationalpark itself. As it is for free it is worth a visit and is run by a friendly staff.

1  Thank domilon94
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This lovely museum is located in a town that we now refer to as "old Florida". Everglades City is in Collier County, FL. It's coastal location in the 10,000 islands, Big Cypress Swamp and on the edge of the Everglades has shielded it from the...More

1  Thank Susan T
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after mangrove airboat tour. There were several exhibits and some videos. The curator gave info on Everglades City restaurants and a magnet and pencil to my grandson

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Free and great information. Videos are awesome - we learned so much about the local history. Guide was very informative.

Thank Virginia D
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Very energetic and friendly host at door. Easily digestible and well done. And FREE- but we did leave a donation. Kids enjoyed. We enjoyed learning more about the history of the community.

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Museum of the Everglades is part of the Collier County Museum System. It recounts the history of the 1,000 Islands from the time of the Calusa Indians until the near destruction of the city by Hurricane Donna in 1960. A great place to visit...More

1  Thank Joseph W
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3 March 2015|
Response from CollierMuseums | Property representative |
The Museum of the Everglades is open Mon - Sat 9 am to 4 pm. I hope you enjoy your visit.
27 January 2015|
Response from CollierMuseums | Property representative |
All 5 Collier County Museums are free of charge. Enjoy your visit!