Olde Marco Museum

The Calusa culture, dominant in the area from 2,000 to 500 years ago, is the premier exhibit at this museum. Some of the most important finds in North American pre-European archaeology are depicted in photographs, including finds from the Key Marco Site. In 1895-1896, archaeologist Frank Hamilton Cushing excavated the Key Marco Site and recovered over 1,000 wooden artifacts, the most famous of which is a carving of a cat-like animal. This amazing find ensured this site's place as among the most famous in the southeast.