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Historic Spanish Point

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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
+1 941-966-5214
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Old Florida Comes To Life

Spanish Point is a quiet, beautifully preserved property with gardens and trails around the Point... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Damon W
First visit. Excellent.

We have driven past this attraction many times without calling in. We have finally done it, and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nigel J
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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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 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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
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+1 941-966-5214
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spanish Point is a quiet, beautifully preserved property with gardens and trails around the Point that provide quiet locations to sit and read or think and lovely views of the Intercoastal Waterway.

Thank Damon W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have driven past this attraction many times without calling in. We have finally done it, and thoroughly enjoyed it. You call at the Visitor Centre to pay, and get your map, car park permit etc. There is a very nice souvenir shop as well....More

Thank Nigel J
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Went with friends. Nice place to walk around. There are some interesting things to look at. And very interesting information.

Thank Kyle C
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

We have visited Spanish Point on a few occasions and have always enjoyed it. However, today we took the docent-led tour and it was fantastic. We learned a few things that really make the place come alive. We highly recommend a visit if you're interested...More

Thank Paula K
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We went in off season and most tour venues except boat ride were not available. We did some walking buy not really meant for partially disabled. May be boring for very young. Boat tour excellent. Many historical sites to read about. Jusy npt all for...More

Thank dandem
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We drove down from Brandon, FL and decided to explore Historic Spanish Point. The location has a number of interesting exhibits and some nice views from the Gulf. The staff was friendly and helpful. In particular, Bonnie in the Guptill House was a great tourguide...More

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

This 30-acre site was first founded by John and Eliza Webb who came south to buy and develop acreage. We became acquainted with the history of this tract while we were there. Some of the highlights were an ancient burial mound, remains of a fruit...More

Thank J D
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is a great place to explore some of the history of the Sarasota area. Spanish point offers a wide variety of history for everyone. There are ancient Indian middens to interest the backyard archeologist, homes and lifestyle examples of early settlers to this area...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Great place to spend few hours to learn about the natives living there thousand years back, the Cubans coming to stock up on salted fish and the American Settlers in 1850’s farming and in early 1900’s already vacationing there. You can inspect a boat building...More

Thank Pavel K
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

I have passed by this place many times and finally went when I had houseguests. Loved it. I think the docent tour would be the best way to see it. We did our own walking tour, but lucked out when we hopped a ride on...More

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tee b
March 22, 2018|
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Response from lovetocook2531 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks! I did know that but when I wrote the review I didn’t know it had another name.
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February 23, 2018|
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Response from ParTcake | Reviewed this property |
The tour is the best option. I have knee issues and some places were challenging.
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