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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

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950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
+1 239-472-4648
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Very good guide

We arrived for one of the two daily guided tours which was well worth it - docents with good... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2015
lozc66
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London, United Kingdom
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We have been to Sanibel 7 times and have never before visited the Sanibel Historical Museum and... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2015
Jim307M
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Annapolis, Maryland
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A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“general store” (33 reviews)
“early days” (9 reviews)
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950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
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"general store"
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"step back in time"
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"early days"
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"morning glories"
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"early settlers"
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"rutland house"
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"learn how"
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"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"old florida"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
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"take your time"
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"own pace"
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"couple of hours"
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"sears"
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"restored"
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"schoolhouse"
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Reviewed November 22, 2015

We arrived for one of the two daily guided tours which was well worth it - docents with good knowledge and clear narrative; coped well with our young daughter needing to be calmed at times. Interesting selection of buildings and furnishings.

Thank lozc66
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Reviewed November 20, 2015

We have been to Sanibel 7 times and have never before visited the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. It was a very enjoyable adventure. Learning of the families who helped settle the Island and hearing of the transition from framing to fishing and tourist was...More

Thank Jim307M
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Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is a nicely presented and told story of the islands history. Old structures have been moved here and preserved to tell the story of Sanibel Island.

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Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you like history, you will love this historical village. You can join a group tour or take a self-guided tour on your own and browse at your leisure. Enjoy authentic buildings and artifacts from a by gone era.

Thank Lotus1937
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

My wife and i were very pleased by our visit to the village It is laid out very well with great buildings of the rich past of this island. You have to visit this place to really get a true taste of this enchanting island.

Thank pablocollier
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

All the years we spent vacationing on Sanibel Island, Florida, we never realized this piece of the island existed. Tucked away off of Dunlop Road is a walk through the lives of the early settlers to Sanibel island. Preserved like all the good stuff on...More

1  Thank moongirl
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Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is such a gem of American history. Most people miss it. Best to see it during Spring or winter (check website for opening times) Really worth the trip.

1  Thank TravelingTemplars
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Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been to this refuge in the past. Sanibel is known for its wildlife. We saw giant manatees which made the trip there really worth it. I'd say to wear a lot of bug spray just in case. You can drive through and get...More

1  Thank Amy R
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a collection of different structures from the early part of the history of this area. It gives you a glimpse of what and how the area was establish and grew. The history of the different families and their stories makes this tour very...More

4  Thank bknfy
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

Created to represent Sanibel as it was formed and discovered. A new book, The History of Sanibel, is available which tells about each house in the Historic District. Well put together, very beautiful. Makes you want to live in the cozy little town that was...More

1  Thank Jamie T
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paap
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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.
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