Sanibel is a beautiful barrier island. It has so much going for it in terms of fantastic weather, slow pace of life, beautiful beaches and wild life that it's easy to live in the moment and not wonder who and what shaped this wonderful location. We had cycled past the entrance to the historic centre on a number of occasions so are so glad that we took the opportunity to investigate this attraction on the last day of our vacation. On a small site behind the island's arts building a small cluster of houses have been lovingly restored to create a picture of how Sanibel residents lived nearly 100 years ago. The guide explained that each building had been moved from its original location on the island to make it easier for visitors to see them on a single site. It is just like stepping back in time as each building has been fitted with furniture, glassware and fabrics reflective of the period. The guides are so knowledgeable and clearly passionate about what they're doing. It was so nice to see a real piece of Floridan history. We felt enriched by the visit and would have paid way in excess of $5 fee to access the site. Take your time as each building is worth your attention particularly the general store and the Sears Roebuck kit house.
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