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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

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Address: 950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
Phone Number:
+1 239-472-4648
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Wed - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
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A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through...

A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.

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The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village does angreat job and showing Sanibel's history. They have a wide variety of artifacts and buildings on display. The staff are very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Andrew B
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Somerville
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Somerville
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village does angreat job and showing Sanibel's history. They have a wide variety of artifacts and buildings on display. The staff are very knowledgeable. The staff does a great job at dispensing information in more of a good conversation way than a formal classroom lecture. The admission price is reasonable. The Museum is easy to... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quiet & compact way to gather island history. Very informative, easy to navigate & enlightening. You learn how large scale development on the island was controlled.

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a definite place for all ages to stop at. Learning Sanibel's history is exciting the way the docent presents it! View their veggie garden and check out their rabbit control. Do not forget to view the video. Step back in time and learn Sanibel's fascinating beginninG and enduring hardships and changes.

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice historical village. I started visiting Sanibel Island in the early 1960's. I can remember going to Bailey's store with my mother.

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Thank Nancy F
Omaha, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the historical museum and village late one morning. We did our tour independently listening to the prerecorded information at the different sites. At the last building, we found Teri who hails from Italy and Long Island, NY. She made the finale of the visit so interesting and worthwhile. Definitely take a tour when you visit.

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Thank Wimbledon47
Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a wonderful little pioneer village. The volunteers are so friendly and knowledgeable. I cant believe how well maintained the village is and the variety of items you can view is amazing- they even have a rocking chair of Teddy Roosevelt that you can sit it - what a charm

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We finally visited this place. Not sure why we skipped it during prior visits. You learn much about the island. The early families, the racial aspect, the bygone agricultural culture, the isolation of the place, the "community" aspect. This is a good exhibit, intelligently planned and enthusiastically staffed by volunteers, each of whom brings a slightly different -- and occasionally... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting reconstruction of post Civil War island history. Unfortunately the rules played by African Americans are relegated to a small exhibition and not mentioned in the main video, and there's no mention at all of the Indian tribes that originally settled Sanibel. (Go to Pine Island for that.) But the houses - moved from elsewhere - and their contents... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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201 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit to help you get a feel of what Sanibel was like in the early days. I thought it was very interesting! You can go at your own pace and just soak up a little history.

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Thank Jackie W
Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Very well done information center,videos,guides friendly and well informed.VARIOUS BUILDINGS OPEN , A real look into old Sanibel.Many artifacts.

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