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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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Wonderful history lessen

This is an amazing place to see how Sanibel was before the causeway. A garden, store and home with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy Z
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Sanibel Island, Florida
Step back to late 19th and Early 20th Century Sanibel, Florida

This makeshift village was created by transporting some various preserved buildings and bringing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
aljora
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Vero Beach, Florida
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A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“general store” (33 reviews)
“early days” (9 reviews)
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LOCATION
950 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
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+1 239-472-4648
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"general store"
in 33 reviews
"step back in time"
in 11 reviews
"early days"
in 9 reviews
"morning glories"
in 9 reviews
"rutland house"
in 4 reviews
"learn how"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"old florida"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"own pace"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"sears"
in 42 reviews
"restored"
in 32 reviews
"schoolhouse"
in 18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to see how Sanibel was before the causeway. A garden, store and home with great volunteers giving you loads of information and insights to how tough it was starting out on the island.

Thank Amy Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This makeshift village was created by transporting some various preserved buildings and bringing them to a single site to give visitors a feel for what life was like back in the days of fishing communities near the rivers and Gulf of Mexico. Good for adults...More

Thank aljora
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is set up as a "village" with the original houses, school, and store having been moved there. Beautifully presented with authentic furnishings, photographs and utensils. Feels like the owners have just popped out to the store. A chance to get the atmosphere of the...More

Thank alozaina23
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

My wife & I enjoyed learning that Sanibel grew tomato's that were delicacies shipped to N.Y. city in the early 1900's. It became an integrated island and the stories of how this progressed is heart warming. The trials and tribulations of the early residents from...More

Thank William B
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

A beautiful little village displayed to give one a new perspective of life on the island in the 1880's through the 1940's. It was a rough existence and they were real pioneers for their time. Amazing a Sear's kit home was assembled in this remote...More

Thank mary212
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

A wonderful way to step back in time. Our guide, Catherine was excellent. She explained everything in such detail and made the tour very interesting. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours on a beautiful day.

Thank FormerSayvillepeople
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

You can go in the different buildings and press a button that tells you about the building you are in. Very well done for a lower budget place. My kids were free. That was great! We learned some new things about the island and the...More

Thank smartymartyMinnesota
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We first visited the village several years ago and enjoyed it. On our most recent visit, the experience was even better since they have made some big updates and improvements. We also took a guided tour for the first time...super interesting and well done. If...More

Thank LSQRD1
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Admittedly, I had visited Sanibel many times before I ventured over the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. My bad. It's a lovely spot to learn about the history of the island and the fascinating people who inhabited it early in modern times. It doesn't take...More

Thank PrMichaelM
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

a great collection of the arly day's of Sanibel ! Clean informational and clean bathrooms. Seeing how people lived in Florida prior to A C and electric was sobering

Thank KeithTrowbridge
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paap
18 January 2018|
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Response from Sharon B | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anyone in a wheelchair the day we were there. However, to see some of the historical buildings you had to go up/down steps. Probably best to check with them.
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