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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

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Quick trip back in history

Due to limited hours, we almost missed being able to see this village. We only had about an hour... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Super fun!

Great way to learn about the history of Sanibel! We really enjoyed the tour and it was a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
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A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
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950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
+1 239-472-4648
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Due to limited hours, we almost missed being able to see this village. We only had about an hour, so we went through it quickly, but we were able to see everything. It costs $10 to get in, seems a little expensive, but to know...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Great way to learn about the history of Sanibel! We really enjoyed the tour and it was a beautiful day!

1  Thank Catmom48
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd time here. The history of this island is so special. This little village helps you understand the hardship of living here way back when. They were all wonderful people here who consistently helped one another in order to survive.

1  Thank themenace
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I was skeptical my 9 & 5 yr old would ruin my love of history but I was pleasantly surprised ! They were taken with the info, the audio in each house and the displays. What a lovely museum! Kids are free too. Kids loved...More

1  Thank cliftop
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I wish we had more time to explore this place - we showed up near closing time so we only got about an hour to go through it. What I liked most about the museum is that it is preserved without keeping you "away" from...More

1  Thank Chad L
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This museum is definitely worth a visit. My 7 year old son enjoyed walking through the buildings and doing the scavenger hunt. Kids are allowed to touch some items which is nice.

1  Thank soupy9s
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is an amazing place to see how Sanibel was before the causeway. A garden, store and home with great volunteers giving you loads of information and insights to how tough it was starting out on the island.

1  Thank Amy M
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This makeshift village was created by transporting some various preserved buildings and bringing them to a single site to give visitors a feel for what life was like back in the days of fishing communities near the rivers and Gulf of Mexico. Good for adults...More

1  Thank aljora
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Museum is set up as a "village" with the original houses, school, and store having been moved there. Beautifully presented with authentic furnishings, photographs and utensils. Feels like the owners have just popped out to the store. A chance to get the atmosphere of the...More

1  Thank alozaina23
Reviewed 30 April 2018

My wife & I enjoyed learning that Sanibel grew tomato's that were delicacies shipped to N.Y. city in the early 1900's. It became an integrated island and the stories of how this progressed is heart warming. The trials and tribulations of the early residents from...More

1  Thank William B
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19 January 2018|
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.