Fort Myers Historical Museum

Fort Myers Historical Museum information

Fort Myers , USA
Street 2300 Peck St
+1 239 332 5955
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adult/child/senior US$8/US$5/US$7
Opening hours
10:00-17:00 Tue-Sat, 12:00-16:00 Sun
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Lonely Planet review

This museum is a hit with kids if only to tour the Esperanza , a private Pullman railroad car. Permanent exhibits document the city's history and include Calusa and Seminole artifacts and a display on Colonel Myers - the man for whom the city is named (though he never actually visited his namesake fort). Other exhibits include a Spanish cannon, a complete saber-toothed tiger (Smilodon) skeleton and an early rural pioneer home, or 'cracker' house. There is also an exhibit on Fort Myers' two WWII training bases, which trained British, American, Canadian, Russian and Yugoslavian pilots and gunners.