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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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2nd visit- more educational

Our 2nd visit to the historic village. This time we were lucky enough to be given a guided tour by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Great idea to have all of the historical buildings moved to one place for viewing

You could go into each building to see how people lived many many years ago. The schoolhouse... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sharon B
St. Louis, MO
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A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“early days” (9 reviews)
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950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
+1 239-472-4648
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our 2nd visit to the historic village. This time we were lucky enough to be given a guided tour by a lovely gentleman. He guided us around each house and explained the full history of the village and the island. Certainly worth a visit to...More

Thank glassmen007
Reviewed 6 days ago

You could go into each building to see how people lived many many years ago. The schoolhouse, general store and tea room were the favorites. My husband liked looking at the implements used back then and I loved the way the tea room was set...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take your time when visiting as it is interesting and educational to learn how the early people lived and survived the early days. You learn how smart and strong these people had to be to survive.

Thank barbarawyskowski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a guided tour - very informative - amazing history to the houses which you can then go around at leisure. Many original objects on display - like going back in time. i

Thank zoomzipaway
Reviewed 27 October 2017

If you want to learn about the history of Sanibel Island this is the place to visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour through the historical houses took about one hour. I especially liked the old Baily store with all the time...More

Thank MefromAtl
Reviewed 16 October 2017

When you visit the historic village you step back into time as it is the story of the Island from the late 1800's to the 1940's. There are 10 buildings that were once scattered thoroughout the island with the oldest dating to 1896 and the...More

Thank Localjane
Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a wonderful place! The dedication of the volunterrs is monumental. It was very interesting and well put together.

Thank nanny67
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Extensive collection of history. Very educational. An interested adult could spend a lot of time here. My kids got bored, but that was expected. I would suggest going on a day that's not too hot to be more comfortable as most of the buildings aren't...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village was an enjoyable experience for me and my 18 year old son and his friend. They enjoyed it as much as I did. The opening video was helpful for an overview. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Interesting details...More

Thank malinpatrick
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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
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