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"The Southwest Florida Museum of History is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of history and traditions, with particular emphasis on Fort Myers and Southwest Florida."

The Southwest Florida Museum of History is located at 2031 Jackson Street just one block south of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in historic downtown Ft. Myers. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Housed in the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot, the Museum is home to the history of Southwest Florida. Paleo Indians, the Calusa, the Seminoles, Spanish explorers, and early settlers are just a few of the people you will meet as you view our exhibits. An authentic replica of a pioneer "cracker" house, a 1926 La France fire pumper, and a 1929 private Pullman rail car are also part of the tour.

In addition, the museum also houses an extensive artifacts collection detailing early civilization, the Fort, the first settlers, the cattlemen, turn of the century, the military and agriculture, boating and fishing industries in Fort Myers.


Enchantments: The Photographic Adventures of Julian Dimock and Clyde Butcher is a rare exhibit featuring early 20th-century photographs of Southwest Florida by Julian Dimock paired with select works by renowned modern photographer Clyde Butcher, comparing and contrasting the region’s remote landscapes 100 years apart. More than three dozen pivotal, black-and-white images by these two adroit photographers who journeyed a century apart document the region’s untamed wilderness. Exhibit runs through Sept. 6. Clyde Butcher is scheduled to give a presentation at the museum on Wednesday, August 27, at 6 pm.

January thru April on Wednesdays & Saturdays - departs the museum at 10am, Please arrive at 9:45 am. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED as space is limited - Call (239) 321-7430 for reservations or information COST: Just $12 +tax (add a discounted museum admission for only $6 +tax)

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