180 S. Heathwood Dr. Marco Island, Fl. 34145

Phone: 239-642-1440 or 239-389-6447


Open Tuesday-Saturday, Closed all national holidays 

Museum Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Gift Shop Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Gift Shop Summer Hours: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.



water_color_of_museum.JPGThe Marco Island Historical Society

The birth of Collier County Museums' latest museum, the Marco Island Historical Museum and campus in 2010 brings to life a long held dream of the Marco Island Historical Society.

The Society was founded in 1994 and is dedicated to discovery, research, acquisition and preservation of the multi-faceted history of the Marco Island- Goodland region. This museum complex gives the Society a physical place to fulfill their goal of educating and informing the community and visitors of our dynamic heritage.  The museum campus uses a unique motif in its exploration of Marco Island’s history from the life of the Calusa Indians and the pioneer days of the white settlement to what it has become today.


Additionally, within the museum, a traveling exhibit gallery and a museum gift store can be found.  The campus is further enriched by the beautiful Rose History Auditorium (RHA), a multi-functional facility that is available for rent for a variety of private and public functions and celebrations!

To learn more about the mission statement of the Marco Island Historical Society please click here. This will take you to our "About Us" page. 



Upcoming Programs, Things to Do and Things to Know!

The Marco Island Historical Society’s Monthly Programs & Special Events

Often we think of “History” as something that happened a long time ago. But history is something that is developing every moment of the day. True, Marco Island’s history goes back thousands of years, but some of the most exciting events have occurred in the last 50 or 60 years. And we are fortunate to have people still available who have lived that history and are willing to share it with us. The Marco Island Historical Society is thrilled to be able to introduce you to many of these individuals at the Rose History Auditorium.

We invite you all to share these evenings of history as it was being made here on Marco Island. Please join us monthly at the MIHS museum complex. Cost for the evening is $5 for non-members and free for MIHS members.  Upcoming programs  and other special events are displayed below.  Click on an image to enlarge it, then advance through the set by clicking on the arrow in the enlarged flyer.


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City Council Unanimously Approves Marco island Historical Society's Proposal to Name Unnamed Alleyways after Famous Figures in Marco Island's History

We are delighted to be able to report that the Marco Island City Council unanimously approved the Society's proposal to name alleyways currently unnamed.  Click Here to read/download a PDF with all the details including maps of the alleyways and basis for selection of the figures for which the alleyways will be named! MIHS_LOGO_COLOR_copy.jpg