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6 Historical Sites & Museums In and Around Cape Coral

Sep 05, 2018 08:00AM ● By Emma Eldridge

Summer has ended, the kids are back to school, and fall is about to begin. It's a time for learning new things and embarking on new adventures. But learning new things doesn't have to just be for the kids. Why not make your next family event a fun AND educational one?

Below are 6 opportunities, broken down by area, which includes a military museum, a railroad museum, and an ecological reserve.


Cape Coral

Be sure to mark these three as a must-see on your list. The Cape Coral Historical Museum captures all of Cape Coral's unique history (and is home to a beautiful rose and natural garden), the SWFL Military Museum & Library will give you an appreciation for our military's history with special artifacts and memorabilia, and the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve has an inspiring Veterans Memorial.

Cape Coral Historical Museum - Cape Coral FL

Cape Coral Historical Museum - Cape Coral, FL

The Cape Coral Historical Society & Museum are the collectors, protectors, and exhibitors of all of Cape Coral's unique history. We hold events for fundraising and the community throu... Read More » 

Southwest Florida Military Museum  Library - Cape Coral FL

Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library - Cape Coral, FL

Our organization is dedicated to honoring our military, preserving and displaying military artifacts and memorabilia while educating the public and future generations about our nation's m... Read More » 

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve - Cape Coral FL

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve - Cape Coral, FL

At 365 acres, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is the second largest preserved green space in Cape Coral*. Located just north of Veteran's Parkway, Four Mile Cove / “Eco Park” is a brac... Read More » 


Fort Myers

Take a little drive to Fort Myers to experience the Railroad Museum of South Florida, Inc. (for the train lovers in your family), or maybe take a tour of The Lee County Black History Society and Historic Burroughs Home. Either way, each one is sure to be an eye-opening and educational experience.

Railroad Museum of South Florida Inc - Fort Myers FL

Railroad Museum of South Florida, Inc. - Fort Myers, FL

The Railroad Museum of South Florida operates a 3,200-square foot museum located in Lakes Regional Park. The museum is open 7 days a week, although we do have a shorter summer schedule in... Read More » 

The Lee County Black History Society - Fort Myers FL

The Lee County Black History Society - Fort Myers, FL

The Lee County Black History Society website will give you a glimpse into the African-American experience in Fort Myers, Florida located within Lee County. Our website offers you the o... Read More » 

Historic Burroughs Home - Fort Myers FL

Historic Burroughs Home - Fort Myers, FL

Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by. Take a tour and walk inside every room in the home as you learn the... Read More » 

 

As always, if we're missing any of your favorites, tell us in the comments below!

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