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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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Great Local History Museum--Must See--Pleasant Surprise!

This museum's focus is on Marco Island history dating back centuries. Exhibits show visitors how... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Tim R
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Chesterfield, Virginia
A Wonderful Way to Learn about Marco's History

We've been coming to Marco for over 20 years, but have never known the history of the island. On a... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
KokoYK
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Edmonton, Canada
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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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 19 January 2018

This museum's focus is on Marco Island history dating back centuries. Exhibits show visitors how the native Calusa tribes lived and later times as European settlers arrived. More modern history is covered too from the late 19th thru 20th centuries. Many artifacts with detailed descriptions...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We've been coming to Marco for over 20 years, but have never known the history of the island. On a cold and rainy day in January, we decided to visit the museum, and we're definitely glad we did. It was very informative and we learned...More

1  Thank KokoYK
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Presents the historic narrative of Marco Island. Very informative with wonderful staff. Feel free to ask many questions as they are very helpful. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a kid friendly museum with outdoor exhibits as well as indoor. A true history of Marco Island from the Callusa Indians through the development of the island. Lots of artifacts and memorabilia. You exit through a nice gift shop with something for everyone!

1  Thank Francine K
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Three periods of local history. Pre-historical native Americans, 1800’s farming and development, and 1960 to present. Nothing fancy but well presented and friendly knowledgeable docents.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Provided a good bit of knowledge on the history of the island. Well worth a couple of hours. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Well worth the visit great history of the Island great for the whole family. Nicely priced local jewelry in the shop

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

The history of Marco Island is very well documented in this museum. The displays of the Archaic Indians, Calusa Indians, the pioneers, the Colliers, the Mackle brothers explained the history, geography, the housing of Marco Island and are so well done. The volunteers and staff...More

1  Thank LivingTheDream108
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is truly a great museum; interesting exhibits on local history, well done. Also great art exhibits which are updated.,Very good audio visual presentations. The gift shop is well stocked with thoughtful gifts and souvenirs,

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We rented a house nearby and just stopped while taking a walk in to see what the museum was like. So interesting to know the history of the island, especially how it was developed in the 1960's from basically swampland to a thriving community. There...More

Thank Cathy K
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Carol2213
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