Fort Myers Historical Museum
The museum has evolved into the Southwest Florida
Museum of History in historic downtown Fort Myers, Florida in the
old Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot and contains the history of
the southwestern areas of the state, that includes Paleo Indians,
Calusa, Seminoles, Spanish explorers and early settlers. There is an
authentic pioneer cracker house, a 1929 Pullman car and 1926 La
France fire pumper located on the grounds, along with a large relic
collection that depicts the early civilizations that lived here, the
area's first European settlers, the cattlemen, the turn of the
century, military and agriculture, as well as the outstanding
boating and fishing industries that have grown up around Fort Myers.
There exhibits and programs will encourage you to become more
familiar with the museum and its outstanding venues.