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Historic Spanish Point

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Address: 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
Phone Number: 941-966-5214
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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.
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Interesting place to visit. Lost of information about the Indians and the way of life here in the early days

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting place to visit. Lost of information about the Indians and the way of life here in the early days

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Englewood, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of history and things to see. Lots of walking but worth it. Half day place to visit and see the beautiful water.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I wander to Siesta key for a beach walk. While driving we pass this place and decided to pop in and find out what it was all about. Very interesting, very cool, and very well maintained place to wander and learn.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I went here when I was a girl and was very excited to take my children on our recent trip to Sarasota. We paid at the visitors center and were directed by a staff member there, and then the staff member at the guard stand to wait in a gazebo for the docent for our 11:30 tour. We waited for... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were very surprised to discovery this old Florida site dating back 5000 years. Lots of walking. Need to call ahead to reserve a tram ride. We missed the one for our day June 17th on a Wednesday. We did take water and food. Lots of places to stop and rest. The only issue with a Summer time visit several... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have been to Historic Spanish Point twice now, once in February 2014 and once in May 2015. We were fortunate to have a docent with us during the first visit because the second time we didn't have one and we missed out on a lot of information. The second visit was the free Mother's Day open house and maybe... More 

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Venice, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Altho this park is lovely, be prepared with water, hats, cars and emergency phones, there is no one there to assist should you become overwhelmed with heat or bitten by anything dangerous. The trams close at 1:30, so you have to walk back to your car, there are rest rooms but the a/c is not very helpful and we only... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a great place to spend a few hours learning local history, which spans several thousand years. Here locals can also learn why many major streets in the area bear the names they do. As of the end of May one of the main residences was closed due to renovation, which wasn't told to us upon purchasing our passes,... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

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baltimore, maryland
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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.

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Additional Information about Historic Spanish Point

Address: Address: 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
Phone Number: 941-966-5214
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Osprey
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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