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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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Real History

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this restored village from the island's past. There are a total... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
williame975
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Kansas City, Missouri
Fun Visit

We came here on Saturday, 12/15. Not crowded. Watched a short film about the history of Sanibel... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Teach1977
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White Plains, New York
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A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“general store” (29 reviews)
“early days” (9 reviews)
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950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this restored village from the island's past. There are a total of eight historically restored buildings (all small), including two that were ordered through the Sears Roebuck catalog which were surprisingly nice. One of the buildings is Bailey's General...More

Thank williame975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on Saturday, 12/15. Not crowded. Watched a short film about the history of Sanibel. Went on a tour with Kevin. Great place to volunteer. Walked through the historic buildings. Kevin had a lot of information. Interesting 🌺🌺 Glad we came

Thank Teach1977
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Our 2nd visit to the historic village. This time we were lucky enough to be given a guided tour by a lovely gentleman. He guided us around each house and explained the full history of the village and the island. Certainly worth a visit to...More

Thank glassmen007
Reviewed 9 December 2017

You could go into each building to see how people lived many many years ago. The schoolhouse, general store and tea room were the favorites. My husband liked looking at the implements used back then and I loved the way the tea room was set...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Take your time when visiting as it is interesting and educational to learn how the early people lived and survived the early days. You learn how smart and strong these people had to be to survive.

Thank barbarawyskowski
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We were given a guided tour - very informative - amazing history to the houses which you can then go around at leisure. Many original objects on display - like going back in time. i

Thank zoomzipaway
Reviewed 27 October 2017

If you want to learn about the history of Sanibel Island this is the place to visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour through the historical houses took about one hour. I especially liked the old Baily store with all the time...More

Thank MefromAtl
Reviewed 17 October 2017

When you visit the historic village you step back into time as it is the story of the Island from the late 1800's to the 1940's. There are 10 buildings that were once scattered thoroughout the island with the oldest dating to 1896 and the...More

Thank Localjane
Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a wonderful place! The dedication of the volunterrs is monumental. It was very interesting and well put together.

Thank nanny67
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Extensive collection of history. Very educational. An interested adult could spend a lot of time here. My kids got bored, but that was expected. I would suggest going on a day that's not too hot to be more comfortable as most of the buildings aren't...More

Thank Joy M
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