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Historic Spanish Point

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Interesting history

We did our own tour with no guide. It was lovely to read and see all the history. This is a very... read more

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Belfair, Washington
Great tour

I am a big fan of Bertha Palmer and was excited to learn more about where she spent her last years... read more

Reviewed 10 December 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
+1 941-966-5214
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did our own tour with no guide. It was lovely to read and see all the history. This is a very ancient site. Saw some birds and lots of plants.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mel2013_13
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChicagoWanderlust
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Had a great time. Got great info on the buildings and history of the place. Very informative. We will definitely go back sometime

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joannm542
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nigel J
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Quiet garden walk (off season), with benches and bathrooms. If possible, call for a docent-led tour. If not, be sure to use the map or you'll be walking in circles.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank madisonkathy
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful 2 hours tour of historic Spanish Point. 6,000 year of history. From prehistoric mounds, to home stead builds to Bertha Palmers Suncoast Empire. Good value for the $10 entry fee

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TonyP3023
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tonid921
Reviewed 23 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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22 January 2019|
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Response from Nigel J | Reviewed this property |
$15 or $12 for seniors
16 September 2018|
Response from Damon W | Reviewed this property |
Spanish Point opens at noon on Sundays.