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“perserving and sharing a bit of Sanibel history”

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village
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Owner description: A delightful village museum that recounts the island's history through photographs, exhibits and live presentations.
Freehold, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“perserving and sharing a bit of Sanibel history”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Seven historically significant buildings of Sanibel history have been moved to this site from their original locations on Sanibel. Each restored to its original state, preserving and sharing a bit of Sanibel history….learn about the pioneer families, farmers, fishing and proprietors. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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Harrison Township, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A fun way to step back in time”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We enjoyed the docent led tour last weekend. It was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was enthusiastic and really knew most everything there was to know about the history of the island. The buildings that were on display were preserved in great condition. I would definitely recommend this place for a visit.

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Carefully curated collection, wonderful!”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We SO enjoyed our time at the Historical Museum and Village. Thought it would be more of a dry, obligatory type visit, but so interesting! You can tell that the docents and staff have lovingly restored the buildings and filled them with fascinating objects and displays. All sorts of interesting items and attention to details. Well-worth the $10 admission fee, even for someone not totally into historical things.

Visited May 2014
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Gettysburg
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pretty Good”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Last year we went to see the authentic Sears house they have on site and it was wonderful, this year they left us go around by ourselves and there was not a docent on site that was not as nice or informative. Actually they should have someone in the buildings eventually people will learn that no one is around and there will be vandalism and stealing (just a thought) I told my husband that some year will will go down there and it will no longer exist. We still enjoyed it but not quite as much.

Visited May 2014
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Hudson, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Very interesting Village and excellant guides”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

I used to go to Sanibel in the 1950's before The bridge. We had to take a Ferry. The Baileys General Store in the Village was in the same location that it was in when we were there. The wooden houses were similar to what we stayed in. Very nostalgic.

Visited April 2014
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