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The Southwest Florida Museum of History

The Southwest Florida Museum of History FORT MYERS  When vacationing in the Fort Myers area, be sure to pay a visit to the Southwestern Florida Museum of History. The museums offers a variety of artifacts and displays that will certainly leave every visitor feeling like a history buff.
 
Southwestern Florida Museum of HistoryThe Southwestern Museum of History is located in historical downtown Fort Myers and is built into the old Atlantic Coastline Railroad Depot. This museum will take you on a journey that dates back to pre-history. Visit an exhibit that takes you back to a time when the saber tooth cat and the giant ground sloth occupied the ancient Florida plain. See how ancient people lived in a time where Florida's landscape and climate were quite different from what we are used to today. Did you know why Ponce De Leon named this beautiful land la Florida and that he introduced cattle to the area? Find this out and more at the Southwestern Museum of History.

The Southwestern Florida Museum of HistoryFind out how Fort Myers got its name and what role it played in the Seminoles Wars. Learn how cattle became a massive industry and how it drew many settlers to southwestern Florida seeking their fortune. Walk through a replica of an 1800's "Cracker" House and how that name came to be.  Learn how Fort Myers grew rapidly during World War II and what role it played in the fight for freedom in the war.

If you and your family are in the Fort Myers are and you want to experience the history of southwestern Florida, visit the Southwestern Florida Museum of History and take a little piece of Florida home with you.

2300 Peck St. Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-5955
Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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