360 Mamie St.
Chokoloskee, FL 34138

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On the western edge of the Everglades and deep in the heart of the 10,000 Islands, Chokoloskee Island has been called one of Florida's last frontiers. Here at Historic Smallwood Store you will learn the story of the pioneers and settlers who tamed this vast wilderness. Ted Smallwood's Store was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It remained open and active until 1982. When the doors were shut, 90% of the original goods remained in the store. In 1989 Ted's granddaughter reopened the store as a museum, and today it serves as a time capsule of Florida pioneer history. The center section of the building remains as Ted would have known it..  Come take a walk back in time. Experience the unique history of the 10,000 Islands.  Site of the death of Ed Watson, subject of Peter Mathiessen's best sellers Killing Mr. Watson and Shadow Country. 

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Senior Citizen Discount

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Bus Parking
Gift Shop

General Information

Driving time to nearby lodging: 5 minutes
Hours: Dec. 26 - May 1: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; May 2 - Dec. 23: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open Year-Round

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Family Friendly

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Multilingual Materials Available

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Tour Information

Guided Tours
Multilingual Self-Guided Tours
Self-Guided tours
Tour Duration: 30 minutes

Type

Archaeological Site
Historic Attractions
Historical Museum
Museum