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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

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Address: 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239-472-4648
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Description: A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through...
A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
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nice and relaxed Historical visit

My husband and I enjoyed this small (unaccompanied) tour. You go at your own pace. If you like Historical sites, I feel this is worth the visit and it doesn't take long ( an hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this small (unaccompanied) tour. You go at your own pace. If you like Historical sites, I feel this is worth the visit and it doesn't take long ( an hour at the most). The old store, school and cottages have wonderful memorabilia.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Open 10-1 Wed - Sat, cost $10 for adults. Docent guided tour available at no additional cost. Eight historically significant buildings have been moved to the village, including 1896 Sanibel School House for White Children, 1913 Rutland House, 1900 Sanibel Packing House, 1926 Post Office, 1898 Burnap Cottage, 1926 Miss Charlotta's Tea Room, 1927 Old Bailey General Store, and my... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have been to numerous historic parks but this has to be one of the best. We started with the 15 minute movie then did the self tour and spent over 2 hours. Each building has a recording to tell of its history. The buildings have been wonderfully restored and staged with appropriate items. The village is easily accessible by... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is worth a couple of hours to learn the old island life of early Sanibel. A great museum with neat voice recordings as you walk into the buildings. A great activity for a cloudy day or break from the beach.

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Crofton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We enjoyed this,(especially after being disappointed by the Darling refuge). It is $10/person but kids are free. The buildings have been moved from around the island but include a post office, school, general store, packing building and several homes including one purchased from Sears in 30,000 pieces and assembled. I was amazed at the number of "things" they had to... More 

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ocean,nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a great experience at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. The docent was very knowledgeable and we learned alot about the early settlers on the island and the hardships they endured. It must have been quite an adventure for them. The Bailey family has contributed immensely to the success of the island and influx of visitors. We have... More 

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Cape Ann, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Spectacular scenery. Available by open bus guided tour, walking, driving and bicycling. Amazing history, flaura and fauna. Peaceful and quiet.

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Rochester NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We really enjoyed this small historical park.There were original buildings from areas of Sanibel including my favorite which was mail ordered from Sears.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We arrived too late for a full tour as it was 15 minutes before closing, but the kind lady working the admissions allowed us to look at the photos in the entry building. Would love to visit if I ever go back. Cost $10 per person. Traffic was CARAZY though so allow plenty of time.

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Darien
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

First of all, the price is only $10 and that includes a guided tour!!! Ken, our guide, was fabulous. Sanibel is full of tourists and Snow Birds, but it is the weather and the quaint character of the island that bring people back and back and back. The village is a collection of old buildings that have been moved to... More 

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