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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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A Glimpse of Island History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Visiting the historical village was one of the highlights of our most recent trip. We have always meant to go, but ran out of time. I would say, make the time, it is worth the couple of hours that it takes to walk through. Go early, they are only open until 1pm which is good since none of the historic... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The village was a pleasant journey and absolutely great for picture taking opportunities. The area was serene, and the staff extremely pleasant, informative and accommodating. The entry fee was very reasonable.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Sanibel is the most beautiful of the barrier islands around Fort Myers and the best for shelling. If you want to know about Sanibel history and the pioneers who settled it, this historic museum and village is the place.It isn't too far of a drive from the causeway. The docents are excellent. Because you walk from building to building and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

30+ years of visiting Sanibel my wife and I decided to give it a try. We passed on the guided tour and explored on our own. It was a decent way to kill an hour or so, definitely better than staying at our condo and watching the Travel Channel. The entry fee was a bit steep, but they have to... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stepping back in time. Let's you experience what the real Sanibel is with the help of a wonderful docent. This is a stop not to be missed !

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

There's much to do on Sanibel. But along the way you see or hear about the colorful history of not only the island but some of the families and businesses still there. This is the place to tie it all together. They have moved or recreated structures to create a historical village that tells the stories. It's really well done.... More 

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East Anglia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited the village as a stopgap between our stay on Sanibel and moving to Captiva, but we were delighted with the place and so glad we stopped to see it. At 10dollars admission, it has to be the best value on the island. You start with a 15minute film, featuring Sam Bailey, the remaining member of the early pioneer... More 

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Additional Information about Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

Address: 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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