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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

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Address: 950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
Phone Number: +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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Great educational visit

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lori D
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Cross Lanes, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 16 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 21 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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Glenpool, Oklahoma, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

we always love to see the history of places we visit. This is extra interesting as we are not from the coast--so to see the differences in the two areas was informative and interesting.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We got there after the museum was closed but were still able to walk around the old buildings. Hope to visit on an open day next trip! It was very interesting and I am sure you would learn a lot from their tour.

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