Fodor's Expert Review Marco Island Historical Museum

Marco Island Museum/Gallery

Marco Island was once part of the ancient Calusa kingdom. The Key Marco Cat, a statue found in 1896 excavations, has become symbolic of the island's prehistoric significance. The original is part of the Smithsonian Institution's collection, but a replica of the Key Marco Cat is among displays illuminating the ancient past at this museum. Three rooms examine the island's history with dioramas, artifacts, and signage: the Calusa Room, Pioneer Room, and Modern Marco Room. A fourth hosts traveling exhibits focusing on the settlement history of the island. Outside, the yard was built to look like a Calusa village atop a shell mound with a water feature and chickee structure.

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180 S. Heathwood Dr.
Marco Island, Florida  34145, USA

239-642–1440

www.colliermuseums.com

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