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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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A very interesting place to learn the history of Marco Island.

We were looking for something to do and local history always interested us. The exhibits were very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Patricia R
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Crystal Falls, Michigan
Marco gem

So proud of our wonderful museum. Changing art exhibits. Recently artist Paul Arsenault introduced... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth S
,
Marco Island, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (27 reviews)
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180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
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+1 239-642-1440
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for something to do and local history always interested us. The exhibits were very well displayed and super informative. Even though it is on a smaller scale there is a lot to read and look at and we spent around two hours...More

Thank Patricia R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So proud of our wonderful museum. Changing art exhibits. Recently artist Paul Arsenault introduced his exhibit and described his voyage to FL & the history of many of the vanishing sites in our area.

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five Star Museum and the most welcoming place... Amazing history, art exhibits, and gift store! Great job Volunteers and Staff!

Thank APandJP2000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try and visit a few local museums while on vacation and the weather just isn't cooperating for being outside. Marco Island Historical Museum has a lot of interesting information, it's well laid out, no reason to hurry though and the staff was happy to...More

Thank GnC4850
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice find. Very interesting history of how Marco Island came to be. There’s no fee to go through the museum, however donations are what keeps the lights on.

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Visitors to Marco Island are there for the sun and the beach, but don't make the mistake of missing out on a visit to the Marco Island Historical Museum. You'll learn the history of the island from the natives who lived there centuries ago to...More

Thank TammerJack
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Since my last visit a couple of years ago, I recently returned with a guest and was pleased to see that almost all or the already lovely displays have been completely re-done. There are a lot more items on display, higher quality informational plaques and...More

Thank sandypantssara
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This museaum is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history of the area from the first tribes to arrive to the development of the isalnd during the 60's and 70's. The staff was very helpful.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Great place to go on a rainy or cloudy day on Marco Island. This Museum is extremely well done. Great artifacts on display with well written historical backgrounder the island and surrounding area. Very interesting and well done. The museum building and grounds are also...More

Thank skpetrimoulx
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This place is so interesting, take the time to visit, and you will learn a lot about this island, it's Indian natives, the pineapple plantation past. History is so important to this islands past, a must see! And it's FREE!

Thank cojomac911
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Carol2213
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Response from jonneyboy | Reviewed this property |
free admission - donation ronly equested
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