Southwest Florida Museum of History

Groups visiting this museum will learn all about the history of Southwest Florida, with exhibits that explore Paleo Florida, the Calusa and Seminole Indians, Spanish Explorers, the Fort that gave Ft. Myers it’s name, and the Three C’s of Florida Agriculture (Cattle, Citrus, and Cane). Exhibits on transportation, boating, and fishing are highlighted by the Esperanza Rail Car, an 83-foot, 101 ton private rail car that was the height of luxury back in 1929. Outreach programs bring parts of the museum’s permanent exhibit to your location for a personal presentation.
Contact Info
Address: 2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL, 33901. Lee County. Tel: 239-321-7430. Website: Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Free.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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