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Address: 337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
Phone Number: 941-966-5214
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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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A historical "Must See"

Lots of info on the history of this area while you walk the beautiful gardens and historic sights. Archaeological digs are very interesting as is the info on families that settled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bob C
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of info on the history of this area while you walk the beautiful gardens and historic sights. Archaeological digs are very interesting as is the info on families that settled the area.

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Thank Bob C
Severna Park, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful and most enjoyable. This is another beautiful place as is Marie Shelby Gardens. Interesting description and history of the area.

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Thank 318kendal
Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent much of the afternoon walking the extensive grounds and visiting historic structures. It is right on the water, heavily wooded with nice walking trails. Highly recommended. I was so impressed I am going to volunteer here.

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Thank Ed W
Tavernier, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fresh air was amazing. Butterflies were everywhere. The landscape is just breathtaking! Very educational to your Florida surroundings. Several beautiful views of the water. A must do several different times a year to be able to see this landscape blooming.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed our visit but I noticed its best to plan ahead. You can do a walking tour or a tram tour. We went in the blazing heat of August and had a scheduled tram tour so it was so much better than those who opted to do the walking tour. There is still a bit of walking involved... More 

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Thank dominik712
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Historic Spanish Point is a "must see" in Sarasota. Great volunteers who are very knowledgeable. Lots of historical moments. Lots and lots to see and experience as you walk the grounds. Tired of walking? Flag down a golf cart. Bring your lunch and picnic. Don't pass this up!

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Thank Edie Larry S
Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Finally got see this group of historic homes of pioneers (as well as that of Bertha Palmer) and Indian middens as well the gardens. Very impressive and well maintained but the entrance fee appeared steep ($10 pp)

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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We're seasonal locals and members who enjoying visiting several times a season. Well run and maintained by local volunteers. Entrance fee required but worth a family visit. Food is not provided at the location.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Having visited the Heritage village in Pinellas County last year, with free entry and over 31 structures to see, we had high hopes for this visit to Historic Spanish Point. On our arrival we were told that there was an entrance fee of just over $10 per adult, given a map with some details on it, and pointed in the... More 

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Liz S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Spanish Point, responded to this review

Sorry to hear your recent visit to Historic Spanish Point was disappointing! As a small non-profit, Historic Spanish Point does charge admission in order to help mitigate the costs of maintaining our beautiful historic structures and 30-acre property. We also rely heavily on our volunteer docent force, which does shrink during summer months due to the Florida heat. That said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We took our ten year old granddaughter to this interesting place and she had a wonderful time. You do have to walk, about 1 1/2 to 2 miles in all but there are places to stop along the way, some air conditioned and some not. In addition to the historical artifacts, burial mounds, and an excavated midden you can enjoy... More 

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