The Museum of the Everglades First opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry, today's Museum of the Everglades dates back to a time when construction of the famous Tamiami Trail was well underway and the tiny settlement of Everglades served as the first County seat. The museum's permanent and rotating exhibits provide visitors with an in-depth look at over 2,000 years of human history in the area and tell the story of those adventurous enough - and stubborn enough - to settle Southwest Florida's Last frontier.
Faithfully restored to its original, 1920’s Collier-era appearance, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 35 miles east of downtown Naples. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Local history programs tours and presentations by request.