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Address: 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
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+1 941-966-5214
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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Love this spot! Best place for a sunset! Beautiful shots for the Florida visitors! Skulking is taught here also for the kids!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Kriscenda M K
Osprey, Florida
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Osprey, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this spot! Best place for a sunset! Beautiful shots for the Florida visitors! Skulking is taught here also for the kids!

Thank Kriscenda M K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad I picked this as my first attraction to visit in the Sarasota area. Historic Spanish Point in Osprey, FL just south of Sarasota is a great place to learn about the Native American prehistory of western Florida, Sarasota's early development, and the big boost it got as a resort from Chicago's Bertha Palmer. The 30-acre site has beautiful... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely spot to see plants, trees, birds, and get some local early history. The buildings are interesting, the guides are knowledgeable and there are some nice views and picnic sites/rest spots. Shady easy walk.

Thank OttawaKate2014
Rotonda West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been wanting to visit here so we finally drove up to do it. Very historic and interesting place. We had a great docent for the tour we joined. She grew up in the area and attended the school were the museum/gift shop is located. We recommend taking a tour as there is so much to hear & learn.... More 

Thank Deborah C
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Historic Spanish point and were so surprised at how wonderful and comprehensive the guided tour was. There is history from pre-historic times to modern day with an emphasis in pioneer Florida. This site transports you to another time, and you gain an enormous insight on what people homesteading in Florida went through. The trails through the park are... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with a visit to the old schoolhouse, then we walked around the grounds and went through some of the other older buildings/homes. We learned about the history of the area, and we saw nice views of the water. If I lived in the area, I would probably become a member.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic Spanish Point is basically a private park on the waterfront. You can pay a small admission to enter or you can become a member. The property has preserved historic buildings, open space, natural vegetation, shoreline and ancient native Indian mounds. Easily walkable asphalt, crushed shell and boardwalk paths are all throughout the property and handicap accessible (I believe), and... More 

Thank 10950
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Liz S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Spanish Point, responded to this review

Hi Gill! Thank you for the feedback! We are always working to improve our site and visitor experience. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your tour! As a small non-profit organization, Historic Spanish Point does charge admission in order to help mitigate the costs of maintaining our beautiful historic structures and 30-acre property. Each visit is a donation to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

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 January 7, 2017

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 

Thank Pam W

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