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Southwest Florida Museum of History

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Make your next escape to the year-round sun and warmth with a visit to Florida. While many find themselves lazing in the sun on the beach or splashing in the waves of the Gulf, some visitors to Southwest Florida seek to learn more about the area they’ve decided to call home for a while. The Southwest Florida Museum of History is located at 2031 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Call 239-939-4044 for more information.

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The Fort Myers museum of history is located in the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot and is home to many exhibits relating to the state’s and region’s past. You know you’re in the right place when you see the 1929 private Pullman rail car outside!


On the second Thursday of each month, the Southwest Florida Historical Society holds a meeting with a guest speaker. There are a wide range of topics, but each one is relevant to the Southwest Florida area. There is a social/refreshment gathering at 6:30 p.m. before the event begins at 7 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Museum of History.

A woman reading a book to a child A woman visiting an exhibit in the museum


Take a trip through Southwest Florida’s past. Exhibits feature information about Paleo Indians, the Calusa, the Seminoles, Spanish explorers, and early settlers. Learn more about early civilizations in the area, the Fort, cattlemen, the goings-on at the turn of the 20thcentury, and industries like agriculture, boating, fishing, and the military.

Cracker House

Travel back in Southwest Florida’s past when you step into a replica “cracker” house. The simple wooden shelters were built by the early settlers of Florida and Georgia. The homes were easy and inexpensive to build, making them ideal for settlers lured to the area by cheap and plentiful land.

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