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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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Marysville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Village consists of several buildings of historical importance to the island. The interpretive plaques and docents are informative. One leaves with a much better understanding of early island life and its citizens. A visit makes for a charming afternoon.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The hours the Village are open is incorrect on Trip Advisor. It is open Weds-Sat from 10-4 from Nov though April From May to Aug it is 10 - 1 and it is closed Sept and October. There are docent led tours at 10:30 and 1:30. A small new exhibit on Black History on the island just opened. Plan to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
42 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

As a historian, I love visiting historical villages. The people on Sanibel care a lot about not just nature and wildlife, they care about the heritage of their island. This neat little museum and historical village are better than those in many large cities. The natural environment enhances the visit to the site.

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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Be sure to stop by this wonderful village to learn about the settling of charming Sanibel. Tour guides roam the grounds answering questions and sharing information. Laid back and scenic; plan on spending an hour or two.

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Marathon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was an impressive historical villiage. You get to see so many things from days of old. The staff of volunteers are great and so helpful and full of great information. Do make a point to go visit to have a good feel of Sanibel of Old.

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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Delightful way to learn about the history of Sanibel and its people. We especially liked Bailey's General Store and The School House. Try to find a docent to give you even more information than is provided by the signage. The introductory film is worth watching upon arrival.

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Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The history of Sanibel is fascinating and well presented at this museum. A group of historic houses have been gathered in one place and are well-kept and furnished. We caught up with a docent-led tour and were impressed by her knowledge. Highly recommended.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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