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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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Another wonderful place to visit on Sanibel

This place tells you so much of the Sanibel History. Its like traveling back in time. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iris K
Naples, Florida
Off the beaten path

Not as easy to find as some things, but well worth the effort. The docents who give the guided... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathy W
via mobile
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950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
+1 239-472-4648
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Iris K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A must when you visit Sanibel. Be sure to take the docent guided tour. So much history on Sanibel. Probably not real interesting for young children.

Thank Janelle503
Reviewed 11 April 2017

the buildings that have been moved and / or restored are true gems. The newest building though, I don't believe is in keeping with the "historical restoration" mentality. Impresses me as a model building, with little to no historical value per say. Still, it is...More

Thank scoobWis
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is an authentic collection of buildings from the history of Sanibel arranged in a delightful area, with excellent guides and information.

Thank Jack K
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

A must see while visiting Sanibel. Provides a great historical perspective as to Sanibel's history and how it looked in the day-enjoy.

Thank RickSlivka
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My kids loved the actual buildings outfitted with all the antiques. The school house was my favorite, but they also liked the general store and main house building. The grounds are nicely kept. Good way to get out of the mid-day sun and learn about...More

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do you have wheel chairs for the tour or is it all walking?
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