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Historic Spanish Point

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Sarasota's best kept secret

If you are a history buff, like restored homes, or would like to sail the Sarasota estuary in a... read more

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Jeanne H
Boat tour

6 folks on a vintage version of the historic Magic boat of the 1900s Beautiful views of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

6 folks on a vintage version of the historic Magic boat of the 1900s Beautiful views of the surroundings with a knowledgeable guide

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Roe S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting walking tour of the homes, church and cottages of the founder of Spanish Point. It is on the water and very peaceful. Also have boat ride with history tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteer guides were well versed in all areas of this beautiful part of history. Well done.The walking paths and exhibits are very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rightsofotherpeople
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank marjhannapel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to see history of Sarasota area, from 5000 year old Indian middens, to early 1900 pioneer "cabins", and old groves, woods, and nice trails to walk Take about 3 hours to see everything.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank diver34118
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did our own tour with no guide. It was lovely to read and see all the history. This is a very ancient site. Saw some birds and lots of plants.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mel2013_13
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January 21, 2019|
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Response from Nigel J | Reviewed this property |
$15 or $12 for seniors
September 15, 2018|
Response from Damon W | Reviewed this property |
Spanish Point opens at noon on Sundays.