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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

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Address: 950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
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+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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Living history!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
gloria462015
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is our 3rd year on Sanibel Island and our first visit here.Sorry we didn't go sooner. We were shown around and got a great history of the island and it's beginnings.It was fascinating. Tour took about 1 and1/2 hrs and cost $10. It was well worth it. I strongly advise going with a tour guide. It doesn't cost extra... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went with our 12 year old son on a Saturday afternoon- we had a guided tour and really enjoyed learning about the island. $10 for adults and kids 18 and under are free!

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Finally stopped by after a number of stays on the island. Pleasantly surprised by the volunteers efforts to preserve the history of the island. Small, compact "village" ... excellent tour guide ! Well worth the visit ! Very informative !

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3 Thank Cymru1
Cross Lanes, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited the Historical Village for the first time after many stays on Sanibel. If was very worthwhile and I gained much knowledge about the history of the island and of it's early settlers. (I can't imagine what it would have been like without air conditioning and bug spray!) Highly recommended.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We've visited Sanibel dozens of times but never specifically made our way to the historical museum and village. On our last trip we did, however, go, and it was worth it. It's a neat little historical village that tells the history of the islands very nicely, and they have some great historical artifacts and the little historical village buildings are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Really enjoyed this place. Have been to Sanibel many times and go to see this every few years. Nice history of the island to get off the beach for a bit

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I wanted to visit this historic location, but it was closed during our visit. I am sure it is a lovely stop, but I wish it was open during the "off-season" as well as when tourists over-run the island.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The buildings are the village and part of the museum, their history is unique. I like learning about the history of the area. This is a good destination.

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great history. Interesting buildings. Enjoyed learning all about the island and how it came to be populated. Loved it all. Each building had audio history and you could walk and touch all of it rather than stand behind a glass.

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