The Estero Island Historic Society Museum and Nature Center is located in the Davison Cottage (seen above), built in 1921 on the beachfront, and now relocated at 161 Bay Rd., Fort Myers Beach. 

We are open again!  Only on Saturdays, though, 

from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  

Please wear a mask when you are inside the cottage, if you are unvaccinated.

COME SEE US on December 18, 10 to 1pm


The Cottage Museum sits at the trailhead to Matanzas Pass Preserve, the last maritime tropical hammock on Estero Island.   The Preserve is usually open dawn to dusk and is ADA compatible, having just been renovated. There is also a new floating kayak dock, part of the Calusa Blueway. Stop and enjoy our A/C if you're out hiking or kayaking.

FGCU Consortium Series fieldtrip classes have been conducted year round as part of the graduating requirements for university students, but have been curtailed during COVID.

In the past, the EIHS hosted a holiday open house for Beach Elementary Students, seen below participating in a game with AJ Bassett. This year we hope to celebrate the 100th birthday of the cottage with a Holiday Centennial Open House Extravaganza!

CONTACT:         239.463.0435