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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
+1 239-472-4648
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Good way to spend some time seeing "old" Florida.

Spent a few hours seeing actual houses that pioneering Floridians lived in on Sannibel Island in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JanetT1817
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Port Orange
We have to come back!

At this time of year, opening hours are extremely limited (Tue-Sat 10am-1pm). We arrived at noon... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
loubetti
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Boca Raton, Florida
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A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
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+1 239-472-4648
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours seeing actual houses that pioneering Floridians lived in on Sannibel Island in the late 1800's/early 1900's. There are audios in each building which explain who lived in the homes and what their lives were like.

Thank JanetT1817
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At this time of year, opening hours are extremely limited (Tue-Sat 10am-1pm). We arrived at noon, and an hour was good, but not good enough to explore all of these transplanted buildings and furnishings from old Sanibel. What is so amazing is that these various...More

Thank loubetti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit the village every time we're in Sanibel as it's so good. If you're interested in the history of the island. It's a must. There's a film - interview with Sam Bailey, one of the pioneers and you can view several if the homesteads,...More

Thank Captivated1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a bike ride before lunch with the family. It was nice to see some of the old buildings still around and the history behind it. I wish I had some extra time but our hands were full with a 2 year old. Great to...More

Thank fillyflip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really nice place to visit. The houses and stories about live on the island before that bridge are very interesting. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Alexandra v
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This place tells you so much of the Sanibel History. Its like traveling back in time. Very informative, well done!!!

Thank Iris K
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Not as easy to find as some things, but well worth the effort. The docents who give the guided tours are terrific. I learned a lot about what it was like to live on Sanibel Island and how it developed as it did. The effort...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We kind of stumbled across this lovely historical gem on the island. Well maintained, with 10 structures to tour. There is a nice video telling of history the folks who settled and started development on Sanibel. The structures are all furnished with items of the...More

Thank Vikki K
Reviewed 21 April 2017

So interesting! Docents were available to expand on the exhibits explaining the history of the island from 1880's.The village has carefully restored and maintained buildings, furnishings, and artifacts that tell the story of Sanibel (my favorites were the entire Sears Catalog Kit houses!).Highly reccomended -...More

Thank 513NJTraveler
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a must see at sanibel, old historic village that you can take your time to walk through, no set price, it is by donations

Thank Tim001Indiana
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