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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

Address: 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239-472-4648
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Owner description: A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Free admission on the day of Luminary. Beautifully decorated, with strolling carolers and cookies, could not ask for anything more! The village itself is well maintained and interesting. Will return.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This small 12 building village of restored houses from the early 1900's is nicely laid out and very informative. We learned about the early inhabitants of Sanibel Island, hurricanes that changed the economy of the island and much more. Easily covered in a short time and wheelchair accessible. Enjoyable way to spend a few hours on a rainy or cool... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We took a cool day and visited here. It was very interesting with lots to see. You could spend from 1 to 3 hours here and still come back and find things you overlooked. Several homes are here (two are Sears homes! Very cool!) with a lot of interesting things inside to see. Well worth it.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What a delightful little village -- about 10 buildings moved in from different parts of the island. A real glimpse into the past on Sanibel. Enthusiastic volunteers provide guided tours and additional information. Within walking distance of the Iisland Cow.

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Westport, Connecticut
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This small collection of buildings from the early days of Sanibel is definitely worth a visit. There is a $10 admission fee but after you tour the buildings you will probably want to donate a bit more. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the buildings and the time period they represent. There is a short... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a good place to bring children as the village is small and compact. The childrens cottage was a big hit with our 3 and 5 yr old grandchildren with hands on things to do...as well as the schoolhouse.

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Wernersville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The historic village is a collection of original buildings from around the island that have been relocated to one area. There's the original post office, school, general store, warehouse, and even a Sears house. There are guided tours, or you can browse around by yourself. We chose the latter as the group that had gathered for the tour was a... More 

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We spent 2 hours here and could have spent more. We had an excellent docent. If you go when there is not a tour each room has a button for a narration. Great info there also. Well worth the 10.00.

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Bristol.UK
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159 reviews 159 reviews
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Last time I visited this museum I had a broken foot and it was a challenge to get around at times on the crutches. This time we really enjoyed our visit-relaxed and informal-some lovely images of past times and good to chat to people that have lived on the island and know the history-good for some time away from the... More 

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NYC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. They give information about the history of Sanibel as we visit various buildings of historic Sanibel. Fun for adults as well as children.

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