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Address: 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
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+1 941-966-5214
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Explore 5,000 years of history through prehistoric Indian mounds, pioneer...

Explore 5,000 years of history through prehistoric Indian mounds, pioneer era buildings and the colorful gardens of Mrs. Potter Palmer. Tour a 30-acre archaeological, historical and environmental museum located on Little Sarasota Bay in Sarasota County, Florida. A large Butterfly Garden, picnic facilities, nature trails through a unique environment and one-of-a-kind exhibits are just some of the interesting features included in your experience.

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Don't miss it! Learned so much of the history of this area

We dropped in here without a clue as to what it was about and was very pleasantly surprised! We arrived in time to catch a docent led tour. 2 hours walking but it is not a long... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Adult price $12 - for this price I expected something better. It passed at most a couple of hours strolling around - some nice views of lake and mangroves and a little bit of history. The highlight was the original house owned by the Webb family - the house had a guide who gave a very interesting tour. The gardens... More 

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ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dropped in here without a clue as to what it was about and was very pleasantly surprised! We arrived in time to catch a docent led tour. 2 hours walking but it is not a long walk (1.5 miles) with lots of stops in buildings for short talks. So very interesting! The restored buildings are very well done and... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only does Spanish Point offer a historical view of old Florida on it's 30 acre site, you can also take advantage of the excellent lectures offered on various subjects such as orchids, art, Florida plants and other subject of interest. I have attended the Bertha Palmer tea in the past and plan to do so again this winter. Always... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Learn some of the local history in a beautiful setting. From Indian settlements to Bertha Palmer your see wonderful exhibits within an absolutely beautiful natural setting. Easily walkable by our 8 year old without complaint.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drive by Spanish Point all the time, but had never gotten around to visiting. We're glad we finally did! This is a beautifully preserved slice of "Old Florida," with historic buildings, a look inside an Indian midden, lush native vegetation, and stunning views of the bay. They offer annual memberships, which are very reasonable and would be worth it... More 

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Herscher, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my Mom and my 2 daughters (under 10) here for something to do. It was a wonderful surprise! The grounds are so beautiful! And the historical information was unbelievable! It was so educational and the kids enjoyed every minute! It is a lot of walking. They do have trams available to help. You can also take guided tours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old homesteads and buildings have been preserved, but mostly the grounds and the water view are what you visit to see. Beautiful property, hidden gem. They often have special events and entertainment that is very inexpensive and/or free to attend.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to Spanish Point probably 7 or 8 times, but after today's visit I felt moved to express how great a place this is. After buying tickets you drive down a twisty road that takes you far away from traffic and into another world and time. This is easily a 2 hour visit with wanderings through turn of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For a quick glimpse at what makes SW Florida's intercostal waterfront so charming, spend an hour or two at this well-kept semi-tropical relic of settler days right on the banks of the Intercoastal waterway. The well-kept trails are easy to stroll on, the views delightful, especially towards sunset and the exhibits can captivate in their details (such as the remarkably... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We didn't really know what to expect when coming here and it turned out to be most charming. By chance our tour guide was born locally and had attended the schoolhouse that was now the museum/library building. In touring the grounds you get to hear how a northerner came to settle here and decided to grow citrus fruit as a... More 

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