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Historic Spanish Point

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Unique, interesting, educational, beautiful

Stop everywhere in this 17 acre preserve. Learn about the native culture that witnessed an untamed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fj r
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A most memorable day

Having spent many years in Sarasota one of our most favorite places to visit was Spanish Point... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
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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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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop everywhere in this 17 acre preserve. Learn about the native culture that witnessed an untamed wilderness they made into home, before Sarasota emerged.

Thank fj r
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Having spent many years in Sarasota one of our most favorite places to visit was Spanish Point. Always quiet but bursting with an aura of history and days gone by. We loved it so much we decided to have our marriage ceremony there. Not only...More

1  Thank Cheekiweeki
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you have never been to Historic Spanish Point it is a must see!!! It is a small treasure of old Florida and can be experienced in a couple hours. A pleasant walk through the gardens and old Florida growth to the Bay. You will...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

I"m a local history nut, and this place had been recommended to me. Glad I went on my own and took my time. There is plenty to learn here, and the exhibit on the archeology at the site is SUPERIOR. I took almost three hours...More

1  Thank Charles N
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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
Reviewed 20 May 2018 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
Reviewed 11 May 2018

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

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 10 May 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
Reviewed 8 May 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
Reviewed 8 May 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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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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Response from ParTcake | Reviewed this property |
The tour is the best option. I have knee issues and some places were challenging.