Street Address
180 South Heathwood Drive
Marco Island, FL 34145
Mailing Address
180 South Heathwood Drive
Marco Island, FL 34145
phone: 239-642-1440
e-mail: colliermuseums@gmail.com
web: www.colliermuseums.com
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Jennifer Perry, Museum Manager

Description

Long famous for its Key Marco Cat - one of the most remarkable and influential discoveries in North American archaeology- the new Marco Island Historical Museum will explore Southwest Florida's Calusa Indians and bring this vanished civilization to life with informative displays and an exciting recreated village scene. Temporary and traveling exhibits trace the settlement of this subtropical island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery, through its explosive growth and development in the 1960s by the Miami-based Deltona Corporation.

The Marco Island Historical Society is a non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1994. We are dedicated to discovery, research, acquisition and preservation of the multi-faceted history of the Marco Island- Goodland region and to educating and informing the community and visitors of our dynamic heritage.

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

The Museum Gift Shop

The Museum Gift Shop is fully equipped with local and regional historical books, artwork, jewelry, clothing and more! The Gift Shop's summer hours are Tuesday- Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In season, the gift shop is open Tuesday- Saturday 10-4.

The Rose History Auditorium,

The museum complex is also home to The Rose History Auditorium, a multi-functional facility that is available for rent! Rentals are available by reservations via our website or by contacting Lori Wagor at (239) 389-6447 for an appointment.

Tours

Something new and different is being offered for the 2012 – 2013 season apart from the character portrayals. The program is being expanded to offer historical tours for individuals and group tours. Two- hour - four-hour tours begin this season for a nominal fee, proceeds going to MIHS. All tours include an introductory filmstrip from the prize winning film Domain of the Calusa” shown at Rose History Auditorium (RHA) and free tour of the Museum, followed by on site visits to island-wide historic places. Parties can select from a list which historic sites on Marco Island and Horrs Island they would to see.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours