Visit the Cottage & Schoolhouse

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Gift Shop and Tours

The gift shop is open to the public:
Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm

Private Tours by appointment for up to six people can be scheduled by calling 239.272.1911 or emailing

Requested donation of $10 per person.
Pay online below, or pay at the door.

Experience History for Yourself

The Collier/Hall/Hansen home was donated to the Estero Historical Society by the College of Life & was accepted for placement in the Estero Community Park along with the former 1904 Estero Creek School. The rebuilding of the home has been a prime accomplishment of the EHS, and the home is used as a teaching location, an office and a meeting place.

The buildings are decorated with historically accurate furnishings. Permanent exhibits of Estero reside alongside rotating, themed exhibits.

Volunteer docents provide tours and context. Books about Estero, blankets featuring Estero buildings, and the annual crop of mango chutney are also sold at the cottage. 

The historic buildings are located in Estero Community Park. They are on the northeastern corner of the outer circle, on the way to the playground.

Get Involved!

Email Address

Phone Number



Estero Historical Society
P.O. Box 1314
Estero, Fl 33929


9285 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928

Inside Estero Community Park
Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday   1-4 p.m.