Just south of Sarasota Florida is the town of Osprey that is home to ‘Historic Spanish Point’ a 30-acre environmental, archaeological and historic museum, jutting into Little Sarasota Bay.
Historic Spanish Point museum looks back at over 5000 years of Floridian life from its early inhabitants through to its pioneering days and onto the present day. This is a “hands on” experience that can take a couple of hours to walk around or most of the day if you’re so minded.
The trails are all well laid out with shell footpaths and there are plenty of places to sit and take in the views over the bay. Rest rooms are dotted around at convenient points too and there’s plenty of natural shade to escape the sun. We arrived at opening time (9:00 a.m.) to get the best of the cooler morning conditions and having spent some three hours there we were glad we’d gone early. If walking is a problem there’s a fleet of buggies that will drive you around, dropping off and picking up throughout the day but these don’t begin to run until around 11:00 a.m. so if you need one its best to check with the office in advance.
So, if you fancy a pleasant walk and a glimpse of old Florida or a more educational approach to a day out Historic Spanish Point is the place to do it. Well done Historic Spanish Point.
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