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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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I am a big fan of Bertha Palmer and was excited to learn more about where she spent her last years. I was not disappointed. Our docent, Tony gave a very informative and excellent game tour. We learned about prehistoric Spanish Point, Pioneer Spanish point...More
On this trip, we decided to walk round the whole site, rather than hop on the buggy. We thoroughly enjoyed it, as it was so peaceful. There are so many things to see, and it is really good value for the admission fee. Get yourselves...More
It’s a great outdoor museum with a unique history from indigenous, to Anglo-American settlers, to modern Florida. The replica chapel, replica packing house, restored cemetery, White Cottage, and Guptill House gives you a great look at pioneer Florida. The shell middens, including the “Window into...More
The walking tour was very informative and we really enjoyed soaking up the history and early native American ways of life here. Follow the map and see all the highlights. It should take a couple of hours. It is best to wear sneakers or good...More
Just happened up on this place one day while visiting Sarasota and Venice. It is absolutely beautiful, and is very interesting. The trees with the moss, the gardens and the walk along the water is beautiful. The old homes are very well maintained and take...More