History museums instill wonder in those who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $12.50 for one individual museum membership (a $25 value)
- $22.50 for one family membership (a $45 value)
- $8 for admission for up to two people (a $19 value)
- $15 for admission for up to four people (a $38 value)
Explore exhibits covering the history of Florida in the time of the dinosaurs, the arrival of the Spanish, and the state's agriculture. Museum members get access to special exhibits, events, and discounts at the museum and store.
Southwest Florida Museum of History
The scope of the Southwest Florida Museum of History is as vast as the ocean that once covered the region. The art, artifacts, and reconstructions that comprise the museum's permanent exhibits and rotating exhibitions explore the period some 40 million years ago, when the giant megalodon swam in the area's shallow seas; the early half of the Common Era, when Calusa Indians occupied the same terrain; and the point in 1904 when railroad tracks reached southwestern Florida for the first time, connecting it to the rest of America. The fossilized remains of a giant ground sloth, a 1920s luxury railcar, and an 1800s cattle driver's cabin are highlights of the museum’s exhibits and displays, which together serve as a humbling reminder of history’s vastness and an indirect reminder to walk your giant ground sloth.
93% of 352 customers recommend
“Very interesting. 90 minutes well spent.”
“Interesting, lots of reading . Early history was most interesting to us. Also enjoyed the cracker house and train car open for viewing. Not sure if I would have been...”
“Interesting, lots of reading . Early history was most interesting to us. Also enjoyed the cracker house and train car open for viewing. Not sure if I would have been so content without Groupon savings.”
“What a neat museum ... lots of neat artifacts, information and history. They provide personal audio devices that you activate as you tour through ... the staff were...”
“What a neat museum ... lots of neat artifacts, information and history. They provide personal audio devices that you activate as you tour through ... the staff were very friendly and helpful, checking on us periodically and providing additional information and answering questions. The rail car was very interesting ... you could almost imagine being a passenger as you look in all the nooks and crannies. The Cracker House was also interesting ... I can't imagine living like that ... but people did!”