Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library

Founded by Ralph A. Santillo in 2008, the foundation was formed and incorporated in February 2009. The Foundation’s first president was Stanley Weinberg, a WWII submarine veteran. Ralph and Stanley created their dream of helping Veterans of all ages and wars by offering a Headquarters designed to be a clubhouse atmosphere. The headquarters opened on Sept. 9, 2012, at its current location. Stanley passed away in November of 2009 and never got to see the dream come true. Our mission is clear. “Veterans Helping Veterans” is our mantra.



Gift Shop, Parking, Restrooms, Vending machines

Average Visit Time

1 - 2 hours

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Ramps

Guest Information

Children Allowed, Family Friendly, LGBT Friendly

Hours of Operation

Open Year-Round


Downtown, Expressway/Interstate, Historic District, Restaurant Nearby, Shopping Nearby, Spa Nearby, Tennis Nearby

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Pet Information

Pet Types Allowed: Service animals on duty