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 located at 161 Bay Rd., Fort Myers Beach.

The cottage is currently closed during construction in Matanzas Pass Preserve to repair Hurricane Irma damage. We hope to reopen soon.

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, but is currently closed during construction. 

EIHS General Membership meetings are (usually )held the second Monday of the month during season at 7:00 pm and are open to the public.  Meetings will be held At St. Raphael's Church, 5601 Williams Dr., just south of Publix. 

FGCU Consortium Series classes are conducted year round as part of the graduating requirements for university students.

At Christmas time the EIHS hosts an open house for Beach Elementary Students, seen below participating in a game with AJ Bassett.


CONTACT:           docent@esteroislandhistoricsociety.org        239.463.0435