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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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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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Interesting museum

All the houses in this village are Original from the Island. It gives you a great perspective on the life on the Island back in the 1900erds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Madeleinevdw
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All the houses in this village are Original from the Island. It gives you a great perspective on the life on the Island back in the 1900erds.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved visiting this site. It's been growing over the years and its an excellent trip back into the early days of Sanibel. Well done!

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Thank lkwarton
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth the $10 dollars, amazing how they managed on an island where everything was ferried over, food, ice Very informative, nice break from shell seeking :)

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Thank Maddiemae2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are several building that have been preserved to give you demonstrate how life was when the island was first occupied.

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Darlington
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The houses that have been moved to this spot are so interesting. There are boardwalks connecting them and some are Sears kit houses. They are furnished and so evocative of times gone by. A video in one of the buildings on the island's history is very interesting.

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Thank MaryJo B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the museum/village on our last day, expecting it to be 2-3 buildings. In fact, there are about 6 to 8 historical buildings arranged as a charming village and each one has excellent furnishings, interiors and displays. Sanibel is rightly proud of its history and does it justice. It's sort of a micro Williamsburg, VA! Well done and... More 

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Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the historical museum on a cool afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed our time. We were watching the introductory movie and were alerted to a tour being started. We joined the tour and the guide did a very nice job leading us through the buildings. They are is excellent shape and give a fine example of what it must... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited the Historical Village during its holiday open house. It was a fantastic experience. There was a live chorus singing Christmas carols and lots of delicious treats. The houses were fascinating, enhanced with Christmas decorations and a World War II Christmas theme. Every house had staff members who were exceptionally informative. They were dressed in fun costumes of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Its well worth the time to visit this village, seeing a Sears Home from 1908 is a treat. Lots of historical info on the founding and growth of the island. As well and all the hurricanes that have hit the island.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a wonderful experience to walk through time in historic buildings in perfect restoration. Very very interesting. Thanks again Sanibel Steve n Terry

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