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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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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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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Did that house really come from a Sears catalog?

We really enjoyed this small historical park.There were original buildings from areas of Sanibel including my favorite which was mail ordered from Sears.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Rochester NY
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Rochester NY
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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92 reviews 92 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
41 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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3 helpful votes 3 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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