We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Historic Spanish Point

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
Phone Number: 941-966-5214
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Description: Explore 5,000 years of history through prehistoric Indian mounds, pioneer...
Explore 5,000 years of history through prehistoric Indian mounds, pioneer era buildings and the colorful gardens of Mrs. Potter Palmer. Tour a 30-acre archaeological, historical and environmental museum located on Little Sarasota Bay in Sarasota County, Florida. A large Butterfly Garden, picnic facilities, nature trails through a unique environment and one-of-a-kind exhibits are just some of the interesting features included in your experience.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 147 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
A Little Known spot with A lot of history

A beautiful spot to go to! Pack a picnic lunch, as there are plenty of places to rest, eat your lunch and enjoy the views. The place is well maintained and well marked. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Kathy B
,
Fort Myers, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A beautiful spot to go to! Pack a picnic lunch, as there are plenty of places to rest, eat your lunch and enjoy the views. The place is well maintained and well marked. If you have the time, make sure to take the tour. There is so much history to learn and explore. If you don't have the time for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
baltimore, maryland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fun to walk around and explore. We got here late, there was a wedding going on. Staff was very courteous, beautiful grounds.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Historic Spanish Point has beautifully maintained grounds, enthusiastic staff (all volunteers!). You'll encounter great picnic areas (bring your own food and drinks), most of them are shaded by majestic trees. Allow 2-3 hours to wonder but I highly recommend to take the 2 hour long walking tour to make sense of what you see (consider yourself lucky if you get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I recent visited this attraction and very much enjoyed the three hours that I spent here. I took the walking tour led by a tour guide. Our guide was very informative and added a touch of humor throughout the tour. I liked the history lesson which included information about Potter and Bertha Palmer among others who helped make this area... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had a wonderful day! The volunteers were so friendly & informative, I don't think we missed a thing. There was a nice variety of things to see. We loved the beautiful historic buildings and the peaceful location on the water.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was very interesting and the woman playing the part of Lizzie is wonderful. She presents fascinating information about Lizzie Webb Guptill and what life was like in the early 1900's. Afterwards, we walked around the grounds and looked at the historic buildings. It is a beautiful location and I recommend a visit. This event is not offered all of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
33 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was a wonderful, historic location to visit. If you have often wondered about Florida history in the Sarasota - Venice corridor this is the place to visit. Spanish Point has wonderful trails through local fauna, and houses and buildings of a bygone era. The attraction has easy access, plenty of parking, and is not too expensive for admission. Plan... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nokomis, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Spanish Point is a good piece of Florida history and heritage on the west coast of the state. There are many interesting things to see and it has a good history of the family that settled here long ago.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Goldau, Switzerland
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
93 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a very interesting park. There are traces of very early settlement (thousands of years back) and homes from the early 20th century. We walked the park and the houses and enjoyed our visit very much. This is one of the most interesting places in Florida in our opinion. pore

Was this review helpful? Yes
Osprey, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you don't take the tram you will miss out on so much, as you can tell from the reviewer that did not take the tram. After, you can walk around to your favorite places. FYI, The trams only run certain days & not on weekends. Also, everything seems subject to change because the whole place is run by volunteers,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Historic Spanish Point also viewed

 

Been to Historic Spanish Point? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Historic Spanish Point and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
North Carolina

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Historic Spanish Point staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?