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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Excellent tour

We visited the museum and enjoyed learning about the history of Sanibel Island from Bill, who gave... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Guelph, Canada
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Insight into the history of Sanibel

Very good value for money. Lots to see in the historical buildings. Displays within the buildings... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Estero, Florida
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A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
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950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum and enjoyed learning about the history of Sanibel Island from Bill, who gave us a very thorough explanation of the buildings at the museum. He included many fascinating stories that kept us engaged throughout the tour.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank S B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good value for money. Lots to see in the historical buildings. Displays within the buildings are very well done so you get a real feel for the people who lived and worked on the island. Every house or building tells a story. Furniture and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

It is definitely worth the tour and learning about the history of early Sanibel. If you love the island take the time to go.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lillian D
Reviewed October 16, 2018

After 5 years, we finally stopped here today which was their opening day of the season. I was delighted with all it encompasses. Very interesting history of Sanibel.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Due to limited hours, we almost missed being able to see this village. We only had about an hour, so we went through it quickly, but we were able to see everything. It costs $10 to get in, seems a little expensive, but to know...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank judithann60
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Great way to learn about the history of Sanibel! We really enjoyed the tour and it was a beautiful day!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Catmom48
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd time here. The history of this island is so special. This little village helps you understand the hardship of living here way back when. They were all wonderful people here who consistently helped one another in order to survive.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank themenace
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

I was skeptical my 9 & 5 yr old would ruin my love of history but I was pleasantly surprised ! They were taken with the info, the audio in each house and the displays. What a lovely museum! Kids are free too. Kids loved...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cliftop
Reviewed July 5, 2018

I wish we had more time to explore this place - we showed up near closing time so we only got about an hour to go through it. What I liked most about the museum is that it is preserved without keeping you "away" from...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Chad L
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This museum is definitely worth a visit. My 7 year old son enjoyed walking through the buildings and doing the scavenger hunt. Kids are allowed to touch some items which is nice.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank soupy9s
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January 18, 2018|
Response from Sharon B | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anyone in a wheelchair the day we were there. However, to see some of the historical buildings you had to go up/down steps. Probably best to check with them.