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Southwest Florida Military Museum
Type: History Museums, Museums
This 34,000 square foot museum, housed in an old grocery store, is bursting at the seams with fascinating military memorabilia and exhibits. You'll find many one of a kind items in this free museum,... Read More
This 34,000 square foot museum, housed in an old grocery store, is bursting at the seams with fascinating military memorabilia and exhibits. You'll find many one of a kind items in this free museum, from the Revolutionary War through modern conflicts. Check out a 1945 WWII jeep that still runs, a C47 airplane engine and lots of flags, including one with 37 stars as well as a Nazi flag complete with bullet holes. There is an intriguing baseball exhibit recognizing the hundreds of major leaguers who left the diamond to serve the country. But the biggest draw is the personal uniforms, medals, photos and stories of dozens of war hero's and ordinary citizens who served in all branches of the US military. Their stories are told with passion and pride by the curators and tour guides here.
- Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
- Museums: "Veterans from all wars and military branches gather here on Tuesdays for free lunch"
- Best for Museums Because: This museum of history, housed in an old grocery store, has more than 1500 original items from wars dating back to the American Revolution.