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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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Lots of things from the time period

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Crofton, Maryland
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Crofton, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Hope to go another time. We rode our bikes there, and that day they were having a Farmer's Market and Arts & Craft sale. Very interesting. Will go back.

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Marysville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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