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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
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
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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Jupiter
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Loved this little re-created village. Beautifully done. Great information. Guides very knowledgeable and friendly. Was much more impressed with this than the Ford-Edison estate.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

the historical village consists of old houses, school house, post office etc that have been brought from different parts of the island to give a taste of an earlier way of life. It is fascinating to be able to go into the houses and hear some of their history with commentaries at each location. Only open from Wednesday through till... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The museum and village was closed the day we were there but we could walk around and peek in the windows. The history of Sanibel was fascinating and the housing was so small that you wonder how people lived in them years ago. I imagine it would be interesting to go inside and really see the artifacts.

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Bucks UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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18 reviews 18 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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