We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
+1 239-472-4648
Review Highlights
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
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
White Plains, New York
via mobile
Read all 292 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“general store” (29 reviews)
“early days” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
+1 239-472-4648
Write a ReviewReviews (292)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 286 reviews

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
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Sanibel Island
Casa Ybel Resort
669 reviews
1.93 km away
Shalimar Cottages and Motel
350 reviews
2.29 km away
Waterside Inn on the Beach
616 reviews
2.56 km away
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
2,499 reviews
2.56 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro
327 reviews
.55 km away
The Clam Shack
396 reviews
.53 km away
Cip's Place
1,515 reviews
.82 km away
Over Easy Cafe
2,795 reviews
.76 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sanibel Public Library
473 reviews
.29 km away
Sanibel Island Farmer's Market
307 reviews
.21 km away
Periwinkle Place
103 reviews
.72 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sanibel Historical Museum and Village staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines