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Historic Spanish Point

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Wonderful day of gardens and history

Had a wonderful 2 hours tour of historic Spanish Point. 6,000 year of history. From prehistoric... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Historic Spanish Point

Just happened up on this place one day while visiting Sarasota and Venice. It is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Explore 5,000 years of history through prehistoric Indian mounds, pioneer era buildings and the colorful gardens of Mrs. Potter Palmer. Tour a 30-acre archaeological, historical and environmental museum located on Little Sarasota Bay in Sarasota...more
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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
+1 941-966-5214
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful 2 hours tour of historic Spanish Point. 6,000 year of history. From prehistoric mounds, to home stead builds to Bertha Palmers Suncoast Empire. Good value for the $10 entry fee

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just happened up on this place one day while visiting Sarasota and Venice. It is absolutely beautiful, and is very interesting. The trees with the moss, the gardens and the walk along the water is beautiful. The old homes are very well maintained and take...More

Thank Toni D
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Stop everywhere in this 17 acre preserve. Learn about the native culture that witnessed an untamed wilderness they made into home, before Sarasota emerged.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Having spent many years in Sarasota one of our most favorite places to visit was Spanish Point. Always quiet but bursting with an aura of history and days gone by. We loved it so much we decided to have our marriage ceremony there. Not only...More

1  Thank Cheekiweeki
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you have never been to Historic Spanish Point it is a must see!!! It is a small treasure of old Florida and can be experienced in a couple hours. A pleasant walk through the gardens and old Florida growth to the Bay. You will...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

I"m a local history nut, and this place had been recommended to me. Glad I went on my own and took my time. There is plenty to learn here, and the exhibit on the archeology at the site is SUPERIOR. I took almost three hours...More

1  Thank Charles N
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Spanish Point is a quiet, beautifully preserved property with gardens and trails around the Point that provide quiet locations to sit and read or think and lovely views of the Intercoastal Waterway.

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We have driven past this attraction many times without calling in. We have finally done it, and thoroughly enjoyed it. You call at the Visitor Centre to pay, and get your map, car park permit etc. There is a very nice souvenir shop as well....More

Thank Nigel J
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Went with friends. Nice place to walk around. There are some interesting things to look at. And very interesting information.

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

We have visited Spanish Point on a few occasions and have always enjoyed it. However, today we took the docent-led tour and it was fantastic. We learned a few things that really make the place come alive. We highly recommend a visit if you're interested...More

Thank Paula K
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September 15, 2018|
Response from Damon W | Reviewed this property |
Spanish Point opens at noon on Sundays.
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March 22, 2018|
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Response from lovetocook2531 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks! I did know that but when I wrote the review I didn’t know it had another name.