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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...more
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If you are a history buff, like restored homes, or would like to sail the Sarasota estuary in a small boat aptly titled the Magic, this spot has it all. There are ancient Indian middens, homes built in the early 1900's, Docent tours explain early...More
How many reasons does one need to visit Historic Spanish Point? It's beautiful. The views are magnificent. You will feel as if you have stepped back in time and learn things you never knew about this area of Florida. The volunteers are knowledgeable and friendly....More
We had a pleasant day learning about the the people who lived at what is now Historic Spanish Point. I loved the three time periods, the prehistoric, the Pioneers and Bertha Honore Palmer. Karl was our knowledgeable docent and made us fall in love with...More
The museum has a film about the history (and prehistoric inhabitants) of this interesting gem. Then it's off for a walk on the trails, with a good trail map, to see the tropical growths, historic buildings and even a glass enclosed midden which one can...More
Spanish Point belonged to Beatrice Palmer, the Queen of Chicago society at the turn of the century. She was an amazing woman. A tour of this property will convince you that she appreciated botany, architecture, and the natural resources of Florida. If you've ever read...More