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Marco Island Historical Museum

180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
+1 239-642-1440
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Very informative

Visited the museum to learn the history of Marco Island and was greatly pleased with the amount and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Comprehensive museum of area's history!

WE were looking for an activity for part of our first day in the area and were delighted we chose... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sarasota, Florida
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Long famous for its Key Marco Cat- one of the most remarkable and influential discoveries in North American archaeology- the new Marco Island Historical Museum explores Southwest Florida's Calusa Indians and bring this vanished civilization to life with informative displays and an exciting recreated village scene. Temporary and traveling exhibits trace the settlement of this subtropical island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery, through its explosive growth and development in the 1960s by the Miami-based Deltona Corporation.
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180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
+1 239-642-1440
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the museum to learn the history of Marco Island and was greatly pleased with the amount and quality of information. They had great exhibits and very interesting facts to go along with the exhibits. Interesting to see and hear the vision of what founders...More

Thank gonzo035
Reviewed 6 days ago

WE were looking for an activity for part of our first day in the area and were delighted we chose to tour this museum. It is newly created near the downtown Marco Island area and is both lovely as a building and comprehensive in its...More

Thank cbisland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am glad we went to the museum while we were staying on the island. Learned a lot about this great place. Had a very nice gift shop!

Thank adawson809
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and informative staff/ lovely place to visit for an hour! Loved the exhibits. very nice grounds.

Thank CaptainMikeGrispo
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Museum is well put together with a lot of great history about the Island. I highly recommend visiting this charming museum.

Thank Vanossgaming A
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Had a nice tour and the staff was great. Interesting story of the development of the island. The Mackle family was instrumental here.

Thank dublin604
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I visit the museum every summer while in Marco Island. And everyone visiting the island should stop by and learn more about the history of the island. Amazing experience.

Thank Leticia B
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We needed something for our last stormy morning on Marco Island. My 10 and 4 year-old loved the displays, which included a few interactive and interesting things. We loved the chronological history as we progressed through the exhibits to the wonderful gift shop at the...More

Thank Amelia H
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum and very well organized. We love to learn of the history of areas we are visiting and this museum does not disappoint. Very nice, professionally done exhibits. Kids may not be quite as impressed as much of the history...More

Thank SmokeyHank
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Very informative and learned a lot of cool things about the area. I highly suggest visiting it if you find yourself in Marco. It's pretty small but a good way to kill 45 minutes if you want to learn a lot about the area.

Thank Micah L
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free admission - donation ronly equested