Chokoloskee, Florida: Smallwood Store: Unchanged Since 1982

Opened in 1906, closed in 1982 with everything inside. Reopened as a museum in 1990, displayed as if it were still a pioneer trading post.

Address:
360 Mamie St., Chokoloskee, FL
Directions:
I-75 exit 80. Drive south on Hwy 29, through Everglades City. Three miles south of the city cross the bridge onto Chokoloskee Island. At the four-way stop turn right onto Chokoloskee Drive, drive one block, turn left onto Mamie St., and follow to the end. You'll see the red-painted wooden store on the right.
Hours:
Dec-Apr daily 10-5, May-Nov daily 11-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
239-695-2989
Admission:
$5
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Gravestone made by hermit Roy Ozmer for his dog, Boogum.

Smallwood Store: Unchanged Since 1982

At the Smallwood Store: a gravestone made by hermit Roy Ozmer for his dog, Boogum.

[Preston Edwards, 10/13/2021]
Smallwood Store: Unchanged Since 1982

The store has survived hurricanes since before I was born.

[Angie, 10/21/2018]

Smallwood's Store.

Smallwood's Store: Unchanged Since 1982

Amazing sunset views!

[Sue, 03/22/2016]

Smallwood's Store first opened in 1906, and was shuttered almost eight decades later with everything inside left as is. It reopened as a museum in 1990, with an emphasis on its oldest artifacts, displayed as if it were still a pioneer trading post. It claims to be the southernmost inhabited spot on the west coast of Florida.


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