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Marco Island Historical Museum

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Take a break from the sun here

Interesting history of Marco up to the present, and no admission. Gelogical review, native Indian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dubuque, Iowa
A great museum!

Such a great museum! Very detailed, beautifully presented information on The history of Marco... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sharon M
Moline, Illinois
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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...more
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180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145-5028
+1 239-252-1440
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 November 2014

The museum on Marco Island has one of the best Calusa exhibits in southwest Florida. It also has changing venues. On display in November were the watercolor paintings of the homes in Goodland. It is good that the artist has perserved these images, as these...More

3  Thank UPprincess
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Marco Island is a small place, so how much history can it have? Well, this little museum tells it all. I was surprised and happy to hear and read it.

2  Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history of Marco up to the present, and no admission. Gelogical review, native Indian culture, early settlers and development as a waterfront resort area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great museum! Very detailed, beautifully presented information on The history of Marco Island. A true gem offering wonderful events and special exhibits that give you great knowledge of the island. The gift shop is fabulous! Nancy does a wonderful job keeping it filled...More

Thank sharon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop by for an hour or two if you're interested in local history. DO NOT miss the half hour film about the history and founding of Marco.

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Their Native American display was really cool! Lots of good info, too. The displays are very well done and look brand new. There is a section on the archaeology of the area and items that were found. It was very informative. They are also awaiting...More

Thank Kayla S
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Well worth a visit, especially on a wet day. Increadable to find out how MarcomIsland was discovered.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The museum houses many photographs and memorabilia of the island from the earliest days up to today. Volunteers and security were all helpful in understanding any questions about he exhibits.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I always like to learn a little local history about places I visit and spending an hour or two at this museum on Marco Island was enjoyable and educational. There is a $5 suggested donation for admission. There is a section detailing the history of...More

Thank daunz203
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Numerous artist's creations are on display on the exterior welcoming you to the museum. The paintings portray the interesting and colorful history of the area. Inside you are greeted by a volunteer who is able to give you information on Marco Island. Numerous artifacts are...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

I always enjoy getting a bit of background on the places I visit. It helps me to put things into place as I travel in the area. I would see the museum as mainly catered to adults though there is a small interactive area for...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We planned a visit here during our recent holiday and allowed an hour as directed by other reviews and some locals. A small but very interesting museum with lots of local history and exhibits. An hour flew and I only wish we d allowed twice...More

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27 July 2016|
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free admission - donation ronly equested