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“Very nice staff and location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village
950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-4648
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
Genève
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Very nice staff and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Peaceful place to go back in time. Loved it as, besides the long introduction, you can then explore at your own pace.

Visited December 2011
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Richland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good history of the island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

I highly recomend a visit to the museum to get a better understanding of the island history. A hour or two well spent.

Visited April 2012
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Columbus Grove, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Should see...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Well worth the time to explore these buildings and see how life was in the early days of the island.
I especially like the Bailey Store (If we don't have it, you don't need it) and the quaint Sears Cottage that came to the island in boxes. Wish you could buy one of those today.

Visited April 2012
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Springfield, Missouri
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great learning experience while on Sanibel Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I had read about Sanibel before my visit and seeing all of the buildings in the historical setting made things come to life for me. The staff was most gracious in helping explain everything.

Visited April 2012
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Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“How Sanibel used to be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Well, we like history, and this collection of "old Sanibel" buildings and the docents take you back to just how isolated this old community was. We really enjoyed this treasure of the island.

Visited April 2012
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