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Historic Spanish Point

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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
+1 941-966-5214
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Beautiful spot to visit

I have passed by this place many times and finally went when I had houseguests. Loved it. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
judijean
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Englewood, Florida
Interesting exhibits/houses - a little overpriced

We needed a day out of the sun and decided to check out the Historic Spanish Point. It is a walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristin R
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Greenville, South Carolina
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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 County, Florida. A large Butterfly Garden, picnic facilities, nature trails through a unique environment and one-of-a-kind exhibits are just some of the interesting features included in your experience.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old florida” (31 reviews)
“packing house” (15 reviews)
“bertha palmer” (20 reviews)
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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
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+1 941-966-5214
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"old florida"
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"packing house"
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"sarasota county"
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"guided tour"
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"florida history"
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"butterfly garden"
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"thousand years"
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"palmer house"
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"golf cart"
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"indian mounds"
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"early florida"
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"early settlers"
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"interesting history"
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"wonderful walk"
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"turn of the century"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have passed by this place many times and finally went when I had houseguests. Loved it. I think the docent tour would be the best way to see it. We did our own walking tour, but lucked out when we hopped a ride on...More

Thank judijean
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed a day out of the sun and decided to check out the Historic Spanish Point. It is a walking tour of several buildings from the original settlers and the beautiful houses/gardens of Bertha Palmer from the early 1900s. The gardens and house were...More

Thank Kristin R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a docent tour that was wonderful; we had 3 hours and I could have spent 6 hours. This site is beautiful!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't take the docent tour and now I wish we did. We would have learnt more. The tram picked us up at the Gazebo and took us to the Guptill house. There was much more to see if you walk. We did walk back...More

Thank Astrid1511
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent close to 3 hours on a docent tour of this site, but probably could have spent a full 5 or 6. So much history intertwined with tales of family history. Our docents were excellent even though we were among a large group --...More

Thank Sheri R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the true gems of the area if you’re tired of laying in the sun or if you desire an intellectual pursuit. Amazing The museum and guided tour tram ride focus on three periods of history. It includes an archeological exhibit of a prehistoric...More

Thank bonnier541
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is located on a spit of land that protrudes out into Little Sarasota Bay. Buy your tickets and start your tour with a short video describing the settlers and history of the area. This info and a map will allow you to self...More

Thank Ro P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quiet and beautiful place that is a great break from the glitz and commercialism of so much of Sarasota. We took a fine two hour walking tour with Jim, former head of the place's volunteer organization. He was a remarkably knowledgeable guide...More

Thank sschier
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I was really looking forward to visiting this preserve and while it was interesting, at the end of the day it was a bit pricey for what it offered. There are some interesting exhibits but nothing that could compare with some of the better living...More

Thank travelfreak53
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I recently went to Spanish Point for a quick bite to eat. We were seated in a spot on the water that was lovely. Our waitress Carly was great. She had drinks to us in an instant & we ordered chicken wings...More

Thank lovetocook2531
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tee b
22 March 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.
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Sunshine31LG
23 February 2018|
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Response from ParTcake | Reviewed this property |
The tour is the best option. I have knee issues and some places were challenging.
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