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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
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Owner description: A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.

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Bucks UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We have been to Sanibel previously but the museum has been closed, It is an interesting collection of old buildings from early Sanibel. Easily accessible (our son is in a wheelchair) and lots of information either in text, recordings or from guides in some of the buildings. Well worth a visit - we loved the"Morning Glories" - A Sears Roebuck... More

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Franklin, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Visit this village to learn how Sanibel was in the beginning. Guides are so knowledgeable and dedicated to preserving and sharing information. Excellent for adults and children alike.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

But was not open on Sunday. Will check it out the next time we are on the Island. Looks very interesting. They were having a Farmer's Market in the Village, with lots of new foods for us..

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

When you go to the main building you'll meet lovely, knowledgeable curators and watch a short film and then go on your own to 7 or more houses. There's nice little paths to get to each and plenty to see and learn. You can even press a button to listen to the history of each house. Great fun!

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My daughter & I enjoyed our visit so much in June 2013 that we took other family back in July 2014. Staff is very friendly and knowledgable. Very interesting for all ages.

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Geneva, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Was closed until November. Be aware of this. I think this is against the regular visitors of Sanibel especially during the summer. We wanted to go there to see something special, but it was closed

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Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a small area set aside to preserve the way of life on the island in the early years showing how folks lived in a time when the pace was much slower and relaxed than it is today. Very Interesting.

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Aventura
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visited the Museum and village on our family vacation earlier this month. Village consists of a few historical Sanibel building that have been relocated into the Museum grounds. Building have been restored to their original state and truly depict life in South Florida and specifically on Sanibel Island about 100 years ago. Grounds keeper and Museum curator are absolutely lovely... More

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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133 reviews 133 reviews
53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nestled back in the back of the Tarpon Bay is a village that is the Historical Sanibel. The history of the Island lies here. If you are a history buff, want to know just how that Island got started, nose around to the beginning of time.

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My family and I enjoyed learning about the pioneers of Sanibel Island. We really enjoyed hearing about the contributions of the Bailey family. My sons loved ringing the bell at the school house. This was worth the visit.

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