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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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Charming collection of local history

The museum is a perfectly presented history of Sanibel and its people. Original buildings and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suzy V
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Bonita Springs
History of a strong people.

Visiting how these people planned, lived and worked was facinating. It make you appreciate how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
barbarawyskowski
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Brick, New Jersey
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A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
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+1 239-472-4648
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a perfectly presented history of Sanibel and its people. Original buildings and artifacts are beautifully displayed, inviting visitors to wander and appreciate. It truly does take one a few steps back in time!

Thank Suzy V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting how these people planned, lived and worked was facinating. It make you appreciate how easy life is for us now.

Thank barbarawyskowski
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a very interesting bit of history on Sanibel and a great effort to save a selection of history for all to see

Thank depc1202
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend Pam and I visited Sanibel for a month. Pam had visited Sanibel before but I never had....so we were interested in the history of the Island. It took us a bit to find the Museum but it was worth every second! You can...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst staying on the island (our 8th visit, at White Sands #15 this time - a beautiful unit!!) we visited the historical village and museum for an insight into the lives of the island's pioneers, their way of life, their houses, the hardships they faced...More

Thank MCLPerth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sanibel has a very interesting history and whenever you can get a little background on where you are visiting - I think it really adds to the trip. They have done a nice job preserving some key buildings from the island's history. You definitely will...More

Thank fenway1977
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few hours seeing actual houses that pioneering Floridians lived in on Sannibel Island in the late 1800's/early 1900's. There are audios in each building which explain who lived in the homes and what their lives were like.

Thank JanetT1817
Reviewed 3 June 2017

At this time of year, opening hours are extremely limited (Tue-Sat 10am-1pm). We arrived at noon, and an hour was good, but not good enough to explore all of these transplanted buildings and furnishings from old Sanibel. What is so amazing is that these various...More

Thank loubetti
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We visit the village every time we're in Sanibel as it's so good. If you're interested in the history of the island. It's a must. There's a film - interview with Sam Bailey, one of the pioneers and you can view several if the homesteads,...More

Thank Captivated1
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Took a bike ride before lunch with the family. It was nice to see some of the old buildings still around and the history behind it. I wish I had some extra time but our hands were full with a 2 year old. Great to...More

Thank fillyflip
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