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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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Educational / Historical

This is a great stop for Sanibel visitors. It is a cute village showing original buildings & artifacts of the early inhabitants of the island. Takes about 1 hour on the tour & you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Hollywood, Florida
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a great stop for Sanibel visitors. It is a cute village showing original buildings & artifacts of the early inhabitants of the island. Takes about 1 hour on the tour & you are free to mosey around. My kids were free. That's always a bonus! I love history so for me this was interesting. My kids liked the... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not sure how many people really know about this museum and village. The museum offers a 15 minute video of the history of the island. It is narrated by Mr. Bailey whose family was one of the original families on the island. After the video you are free to take your time and visit the original buildings that are on... More 

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Absecon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, and some nice improvements have been made, the new information center is very nice, loved watching the video. We loved our tour of the Village and learning the history of Sanibel, this is a very nice place to visit during a stay on Sanibel, interesting facts about the island... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I always take visitors to the Sanibel Historical Museum. It's a lovely walk through several historical buildings that are accurately restored. My favorites are the one room school house and the seaside cottage. The history of the African American landowners was fascinating. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were looking to get out of the sun for the day and decided on a visit to the museum. Although the hours were short, it was not open for very long, we still managed to get there and see the whole thing in under 2 hours. They had some interesting stories to share about the island and replicas of... More 

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On the road again
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

if you want to learn some Sanibel Island history this is a place to visit for an hour or two on the same road as City Hall, the Library and Big Arts.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have visited here a couple times and enjoyed it very much. Lots to learn about Sanibel in the past. A good collection of buildings and furnishings. I really enjoyed the Sears Catalog house!

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NC Mountains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This small, but extremely well done, historic village did an excellent job of portraying life on the island in the late 1800s into the 1900s. The buildings were all well-staged and you could listen to recorded information about each one. The docents available in two of the buildings were very informative and friendly.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Many of Sanibel's old buildings have been lovingly restored and moved to this central site, including the school, general store, post office, tea room, cottages, etc, reflecting life as it was pre-causeway and bridge. Alway fun to visit.

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Florissant, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We visited on perhaps the hottest day of the week we were on the island. It was nearly unbearable inside the structures on display without A/C or any air flow. It really makes you appreciate the difficulty these people went through to make a living in this environment. The period displays were very nicely set up and representative of the... More 

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Additional Information about Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

Address: 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239-472-4648
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Open Hours:
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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