We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Smallwood Store

360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2989
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Full day Everglades, Big Cypress and 10,000 Islands, Airboat and Boat Ride
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
*Est in 1906 The Smallwood Store is now a museum open 7 days a week. At the Historic Smallwood Store you will learn the story of the pioneers who tamed this vast wilderness also known as "Florida's Last Frontier". Learn about the Calusa Indians and later the Seminole and Miccousukee Tribes that traded at the Trading Post. Visit the Tigertail gift shop located inside the Smallwood Store Museum. You will find books & DVD's related to Southwest Florida History, authentic Seminole crafts & carvings, artwork & photography from local artist, alligator heads, t-shirts and much more.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trading post” (26 reviews)
“old florida” (19 reviews)
“everglades city” (23 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
360 Mamie St., Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2989
Write a ReviewReviews (251)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 240 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful history museum of the old world Florida! Must see it, and only 5 bucks!! Spent hours wandering around in here and seeing all the history!!

1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a cool place that was once an Indian trading post,a post office and general store in what was once a wilderness frontier. In many ways Chokoloskee Island still is the end of civilization as one heads south along Florida's west coast,beyond here is...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I always enjoy coming here. The store is locked in time and there's always some item that you didn't notice on a previous trip.

Thank Wing_anda_Prayer1210
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

You'll find Smallwood's General Store at the "end" of the road the west side of the state. Please don't be mislead, it is a museum which is housed within the original general store. Lots of old items and some history pertaining to the early white...More

Thank TheBuckeye
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is a good extra stop if you are in Everglades City to ride the air boats or go to the national park. The admission is cheap and it is worth it to see the old time collection of early Florida historical items from the...More

1  Thank Calef71
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is not "on your way" to someplace...this is a destination you seek out! But it was fun. We saw this store on some TV show and wanted to make it a place to visit. We enjoyed the ride across Tamiami Trail, and detoured to...More

Thank DrBillH
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I wanted to grab the virtual caches out on the water and signed up for a boat tour from the smallwood store. The trip was AMAZING!!! The captain (who I think also owns the store) grew up here and shared stories that made our trip...More

1  Thank Anne P
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Good place to pop in and learn a bit about the island. Lots of history and antiques to look at in an original location. Young kids also enjoyed it.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a look at the way life was in time past. We thoroughly enjoyed imagining how folks lived in simple times. Worth the $5.00 entrance fee just to see the manikin of Ted that is so life-like we expected him to get up and...More

Thank Briarta
Reviewed 28 April 2017

When I walked into this store I had no idea what to expect. There are antiques, old magazines, old appliances, and lots of history! While we were there we met the great Grandson of Ted Smallwood the man who owned the store, established in 196....More

1  Thank celesteu2015
Nearby Restaurants
Havana Cafe of the Everglades
840 reviews
.41 miles away
Sweet Mayberry's Cafe Inc.
385 reviews
3.61 miles away
Triad Seafood Market & Cafe
510 reviews
4.05 miles away
Camellia Street Grill
1,371 reviews
4.16 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Captain Rapps, LLC - Fishing Charters
156 reviews
.39 miles away
Smallwood Store Boat Tour
98 reviews
.01 miles away
Captain Ray Culver Fishing Charters
10 reviews
.29 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
22 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
We are open daily from 10 to 5
13 February 2015|
Response from Lynn M | Property representative |
HI I would recommend the Havana Café located here on Chokoloskee Island, they have fresh seafood and a 5 star rating on Tripadvisor. There are good restaurants in Everglades as well.