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Historic Spanish Point

Address: 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
Phone Number: 941-966-5214
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Osprey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Owner description: Explore 5,000 years of history through prehistoric Indian mounds, pioneer era buildings and the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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North Charleston, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is our third visit. We prefer our visits when we take a tour with a docent. This time we had Gail. She was great! She loves her job and it shows. The area is beautiful.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This week, while staying on lovely Siesta Key, we visited this beautiful spot. It is an opportunity to walk thru an ancient community -- even learning about the people who lived here more than1 thousand years ago. The walking is easy, views lovely - and the learning is interesting. We learned what a MIDDEN is! The best part? It is... More 

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Spanish Point is beautiful, educational, and a great place for a nice walk and some exercise. They have tours at scheduled times or you can do self guided. To walk the whole site us easily done but they do offer a "tram" service which has 4 stops for those who have trouble walking far. The docents will tell you all... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
54 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I have to start out by saying that I love Historic Spanish Point. Being from the area, and a bit of a local history buff, I have always thought, in the past, that Historic Spanish Point did a great job of displaying local history. But this visit was disappointing. The property was overrun by trucks and employees of U.S. Tent... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had a nice visit to the Spanish Point. Allow at least two hours hour the tour. Great views of the bay and great history.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went to the Mangrove lights display. Well, we got there at 6:30 and it was pitch dark and you really need a flashlight to get around. Only a few areas were lite up! In my humble opinion it was not worth $12.00 per person/ 24 total for the two of us. It seems like a beautiful location and I am... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

A turn of the century school pmarkrs the Spanish Point historical site. From there you can take a walking tour of a family estate from the early 19 th century, as well as pre Columbian native burial sites and geographic features.

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Newport News, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a gem of a place to visit even though it doesn't look like anything at all from the highway. It is on the bay and very picturesque. You can go self guided or wait for a tour group which is highly recommended. It was take a couple of hours to see everything....the old houses, packing shed, chapel, etc.... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a large parklike setting with a small exhibit /visitor center. There is an entry fee of about $10-$12 and you can take a guided walk or ride on a tram with a guide or walk around the grounds on your own. There isn't a lot of signage but what is there is very good, however, we recommend going... More 

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Wexford, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were attracted by advertising that indicated that the park had lighting for the holidays and entertainment. Normally they are open only until 5, but for this they were open until 9 pm. We got there just after dark, around 6:30. It was $12 for each of us- we had 5 adults. The path to walk was not adequately lighted... More 

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