My sister is writing a book about Henry Perrine who died in 1840 by Indians in Flordia. We spent the day researching and talking to museum personnel about the time period. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this museum. One of the highlights was the 1930 sleeper car from a train that is on the property.
They have different things out on different days, also you can purchase books written on local history, and there is even a Pullman Car close by as the museum was, at one time, the train station where people from all over arrived to visit the area.
My daughter and I were exploring the museum for over 21/2 hours. There is something for everyone to see.
We never knew that there was a southwest Florida Museum of History. We went there after finding out about the museum and had an awesome time. We would certainly recommend visiting the museum.
A nice summary of the history of this area. Interesting to see a "cracker" house and learn about the area. Interesting to see how the well-to-do travelled in their own train car. Very pleasant afternoon.
The handheld narration devices as you took the self guided tour were great. Also the "cracker house" was a step back in time. We ended the tour with the luxurious train car that had been prepared for the use of the wealthy and this was the "cherry on top" for the end!
This is a small museum full of great stuff! We learned a lot and had a really fun time here. This is the place to head on a rainy day. Groupon offers a deal on tickets. It seems small, but sure has a lot of history!
We went to the Southwest Florida Museum of History based on a friends recommendation. We felt it was an excellent museum that provided a history of the area from prehistoric times to the early 70's. The entrance fee was only $9/person and portable listening wands are provided to allow you to stop and listen to an overview of each stage... 更多
History buffs will enjoy the cracker house, the family's train car and the museum itself. My favorite was the train car that we could walk through. It was complete with kitchen and sleeping cars that had all the details. The voice wands provide one part of the tour with lots of additional reading through the the museum which is arranged... 更多