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A lot of Southwest Florida history for a little bit of money

Southwest Florida Museum of History
Southwest Florida Museum of History
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Wouldn’t you and your family enjoy a stroll through Fort Myers’ rich history for an unbelievably low price? The Southwest Florida Museum of History is the place to go. Housed in the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot, the Museum is home to the history of Southwest Florida with an emphasis on Fort Myers. The museum’s website promises that “Paleo Indians, the Calusa, the Seminoles, Spanish explorers, and early settlers are just a few of the people you will meet as you view our exhibits. An authentic replica of a pioneer "cracker" house, a 1926 La France fire pumper, and a 1929 private Pullman rail car are also part of the tour. In addition, the museum also houses an extensive artifacts collection detailing early civilization, the Fort, the first settlers, the cattlemen, turn of the century, the military and agriculture, boating and fishing industries in Fort Myers. Browse the museum’s exhibits webpage for just a taste of what you will find there.

Now the best part. The pricing for museum membership or individual visits are modest but, thanks to the museum’s offering of a Groupon voucher, it is half price or less:

$12.50 for one individual membership ($25.00 list price - 50% off - Save $12.50)

$22.50 for one family membership ($45.00 list price - 50% off - Save $22.50

$8.00 admission for up to 2 people ($19.00 list price - 58% off - Save $11.00)

$15.00 admission for up to 4 people ($38 list price - 61% off - Save $23)

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission includes audio tour. Museum members are always free. Museum can be reached by calling 239-321-7430. The Southwest Florida Museum of History is conveniently located on 2031 Jackson Street, one block south of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, in downtown Ft. Myers, approximately 4 miles west of Interstate 75 at exit 138 (old exit 23) and within 1/2 mile of its sister museum, the Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium.

Not using a Groupon? There are discounts for Seniors (55+) and AAA members ($1.00 discount off admission), Students with current ID: $5.00).

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