Campus & Exhibits
Visitors can enjoy guided and self-lead tours of our three historical buildings, which are surrounded by our Florida Friendly Garden, and faces our well-manicured rose garden.
The Rosen Building is named in honor of Leonard and Jack Rosen, the Fathers of Cape Coral. Together they created the Gulf American Corporation, purchased the land that they dug into canals, and invented Cape Coral. The Rosen building was the original pro shop/snack bar at the Cape Coral Country Club in 1960. It was moved to the present location as the first museum in 1987. The Rosen Building houses our administrative offices, the gift shop and the reference library, which includes Cape Coral club histories and scrapbooks, newspaper articles, reference books and CD's.
The Gulf American Building opened in 2003. It features a replica sales room that brings to life the Rosens' innovative marketing tactics. The GAC building also features information on the original homesteaders, cracker house exhibits, a mural depicting the beautiful Cape Coral Gardens, the City Bird, and one of the Museums archive room.
The Kelly Building was donated by Clint and Sue Kelly, long time residents of Cape Coral, and opened in 2008. It features the Native American room that houses our Calusa, Seminole, and shell exhibits, unique fossils found in Cape Coral, and a mural depicting the history of the Calusa and historic Florida. The remainder of the Kelly building chronicles the growth of the city’s businesses, government, schools, services and parks.
Location & Hours
544 Cultural Park Blvd
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Tours and gift shop available during open hours.
Our visitors enjoy taking home mementos from our gift shop!
Here you can find books, DVDs, hats, photos, maps, mugs and other fun reminders of your museum visit!