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Historic Spanish Point

#1 of 10 things to do in Osprey Features Animals
337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
+1 941-966-5214
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Great outdoor museum

This spans a wide range, from prehistoric Indians through early settlers up to Bertha Palmer. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Walk around Spanish Point

This is a very pleasant historical site near Sarasota FL. It can be explored on foot with or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marylouise G
Bloomington, Indiana
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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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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
+1 941-966-5214
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spans a wide range, from prehistoric Indians through early settlers up to Bertha Palmer. It is a pleasant place to walk and learn. Start out in the visitor center and watch the movie. It helps prepare you for the site.

Thank B E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very pleasant historical site near Sarasota FL. It can be explored on foot with or without a guide as it is well marked/signed. There is a museum, an interesting audiovisual program in a burial mound, a citrus packing house and a small...More

Thank Marylouise G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bertha Matilde Honore Palmer, widow of Chicago magnate Potter Palmer, was a visionary who in 1910 recognized the subtropical paradise of Sarasota as one of the world's choices locations. Purchasing a large portion of present day Sarasota County, she set about planning her acreage for...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Historic Spanish Point is a nice day trip activity. Take a walk through the variety of trees and other Florida plant-life. A couple of buildings have been turned into small museums. Interesting historical artifacts and stories of early residents. Interesting things about Mrs. Palmer who...More

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We'd forgotten how nice this place is. It won't be such a long time before we visit again. Quiet, relaxing, we really enjoyed it.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I have been wanting to go here since the first time I drove by it. So my mom and I decided to finally check it out today. It was a pleasant surprise and a real treat to visit this place. The grounds where well maintained,...More

Thank Eleta82
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Quite interesting and lots of FL history to digest. We took the docent tram tour and Jim was full of stories about the park....sometimes bordering on longwinded, to tell the truth. Also he drove a little fast. It happened to be 100 degrees (!) the...More

Thank russells742
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Spent a lovely Mother's Day at beautiful Spanish Point. Your walking tour has identifying signs at plants and trees. History signage, tapes and informed guides is so interesting! Walk is lovely by the water!

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Went here with husband for a morning selfguided tour. Spent about an hour here as we felt the guided tour was going to be too long in the heat. We enjoyed the formal gardens and a tour of the old homestead. Also very informative to...More

Thank Rosettastone57
Reviewed 26 April 2017

You will see and learn a lot of "old Florida" history here. It's pretty amazing what the first settlers of Florida went through to establish homes and lives. But the history of this place goes thousands of years back, which makes it even more interesting....More

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Bill M
21 February 2015|
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Response from brittken911 | Reviewed this property |
everybody's answers are very accurate. My big tip is just read the signs. We drove past it at first but saw it. Definitely look for Historic Spanish Point, RIGHT after the Oaks neighborhood.
9 February 2015|
Response from Bob C |
what is the cost