Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9am-4pm|
IMMOKALEE PIONEER MUSEUM AT ROBERTS RANCH
Room to Roam. Immokalee, Collier County’s largest inland community, has long been linked with sprawling cattle ranches and a thriving agricultural economy.
Hours & Location
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9am-4pm
Phone: 239-272-4856, 1215 Roberts Avenue Immokalee, FL 34143
Room to Roam Immokalee, Collier County’s largest inland community, has long been linked with sprawling cattle ranches and a thriving agricultural economy. First occupied by the Calusa Indians and later by the Seminole, the area has seen a colorful mix of hunters, trappers, cowmen, missionaries and Indian traders since it was first settled in 1873. Early pioneers renamed the town “Immokalee” in 1897 after a Seminole word meaning “my home” or “his home.” Originally home to cattleman Robert Roberts, this 15-acre living history museum offers a rare glimpse of daily life on an actual Southwest Florida ranch from the early 1900s. Displays and 19 carefully preserved buildings tell the story of those who struggled to tame a sprawling wilderness on the edge of the Big Cypress Swamp at the turn of the last century. National Register of Historic Places listed site.