Long famous for its Key Marco Cat -- one of the most remarkable and influential discoveries in North American archaeology -- the Marco Island Historical Museum explores Southwest Florida’s Calusa Indians and brings this vanished civilization to life with informative displays and an exciting recreated village scene.


Permanent and traveling exhibits trace the settlement of this subtropical island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery, through its explosive growth and development in the 1960s by the Miami-based Deltona Corporation.

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Marco Island Historical Museum

180 S. Heathwood Drive
Marco Island, FL 34145
(239) 252-1440
Tue-Sat 9am-4pm

All Collier County Museums locations will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. ... See MoreSee Less

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There’s so much to see and experience at Stories of the Paradise Coast including this swamp buggy built and driven by Eddie Chesser. You can hear his story on stage at 2:00 PM! ... See MoreSee Less

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Collier County Museums

Stories of the Paradise Coast is officially underway at the Collier Museum at Government Center!

We have a full lineup of speakers and kids activities going until 5:00PM today - all FREE!

Can’t make it today? We’ll be here tomorrow with a new speaker lineup tomorrow from 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM. ... See MoreSee Less

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