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“Fun Visit to Quaint Museum”

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.
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This museum is definitely worth a visit. My 7 year old son enjoyed walking through the buildings and doing the scavenger hunt. Kids are allowed to touch some items which is nice.

1  Thank soupy9s
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"general store"
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"step back in time"
in 11 reviews
"early days"
in 9 reviews
"learn how"
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"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 7 reviews
"interesting history"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
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"couple of hours"
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"great place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"sears"
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"restored"
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"schoolhouse"
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"artifacts"
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

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.

1  Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 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 and school age children third grade and older, as the collection of buildings does not provide and hands - on interactive exhibits (save for a single doll house) for younger visitors.
Very educational, it will take about 1-2 hours of your time for this self- guided tour.
Be aware of the very limited hours of operation in the off-season.
There are no student or senior discounts.
This site offers only very limited handicapped accessibility.

1  Thank aljora
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

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 frontier life people led in the early 1900's. Don't miss it. Great for a family trip.

1  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 the hurricane of 1926, how they survived and rebuilt. The structures on site are mostly original with a few being rebuilt from scraps of buildings blown down from the great "26"storm. No recorded deaths. The docents were great. Each structure also had a button to push that brought to life a voice of the past explaining the dwelling, its features and history. A very enjoyable and interesting day. We'll go back since Sanibel & Captiva are our favorite Florida Islands.

1  Thank William B
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