Southwest Florida Historical Museum

2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239.321.7430

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Southwest Florida Historical Museum

Location: In Fort Myers, see map below.

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As stated in its mission, the Southwest Florida Historical Museum is dedicated to preservation and interpretation of the history of the Southwest Florida area with emphasis on Fort Myers. The Museum features the history of Southwest Florida, including the Paleo Indians, the Calusa, the Seminoles, Spanish explorers and early settlers. You will see a pioneer “cracker” house and a 1929 private Pullman rail car. Learn all about the history of Fort Myers by making your reservation for the Fort Myers Downtown Walking Tour. The Museum also sponsors day trips (by tour bus) to nearby Florida cities, featuring other museums and Florida history.

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Area Information

Fort Myers
Fort Myers, also known as the City of Palms, is the historical heart of Southwest Florida. Visitors to the Fort Myers area will enjoy family attractions, golf, boating, shopping and dining. Fort Myers is the home of the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates , built in the late 1800's and early 1900's; tours of these estates and gardens are a top attraction in Fort Myers. During March, visitors come to see the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins spring training. For more information, please see our Fort Myers Travel Guide.

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