Cape Coral Florida Historical Museum - See exhibits, artifacts, and collections about Cape Coral's interesting history.
The Cape Coral Historical Society was started to record the history of the Cape and also of Southwest Florida.
The museum has several gardens and a collection of buildings in the Old Florida Cracker style ........... they expanded in 2012 with a brand new building!
One of the buildings houses the Historical Society with exhibits of photographs, aerial maps, artifacts, documents, memorabilia, a reference library, and educational materials.
Learn about the pioneers that lived in our area, and the Rosen brothers who developed Cape Coral in the late 1950's and early 60's.
This building was originally the clubhouse at The Cape Coral
Country Club. it was moved to Four Freedoms Park in 1977, and then was
moved to it's present location in 1983.
The other buildings have fossils, shells, and exhibits that show what life was like in earlier days.
Some of the things you will see are an example of a Florida Cracker House, and military artifacts.
Connecting the buildings are the lovely butterfly and herb gardens.
And, you must see the rose garden in front of the museum that is a replica of the famed Rose Gardens that Cape Coral had in the 1960's to attract tourists and home buyers.
Come for monthly lectures, historical preservation, and rotating exhibitions .......... group tours are available.
Join the Historical Society, become involved with their volunteer program and fund raisers.
The museum office and gift shop are open Wednesday, Thursday, and from 11AM-4PM, and Saturday from 10AM-2PM. Tours are available from 1-4PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and 10AM-2PM on Saturday. They are closed in July.
Check out their gift shop where you can buy books about Cape Coral, gifts, postcards, and souvenirs.
Cape Coral Florida Historical Museum
544 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral History
Ponce de Leon
City of Cape Coral
Cape Coral Books
Four Freedoms Park
Naples Botanical Gardens