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Historic Spanish Point

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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
+1 941-966-5214
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Beautiful & historic walk

If you don't mind paying the fee for admittance, what a treasure to walk on the trail along the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tee b
Sarasota, Florida
Educational and a Nice Walk

A well done historical estate that has been inhabited on and off for 4000 years. Some archaeology... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Explore 5,000 years of history through prehistoric Indian mounds, pioneer era buildings and the colorful gardens of Mrs. Potter Palmer. Tour a 30-acre archaeological, historical and environmental museum located on Little Sarasota Bay in Sarasota County, Florida. A large Butterfly Garden, picnic facilities, nature trails through a unique environment and one-of-a-kind exhibits are just some of the interesting features included in your experience.
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  • Average8%
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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
+1 941-966-5214
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you don't mind paying the fee for admittance, what a treasure to walk on the trail along the woods and come upon the historical remains of an old Florida estate with views & breezes over the water and pretend you lived there back in...More

Thank tee b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well done historical estate that has been inhabited on and off for 4000 years. Some archaeology and some settlement through early 1900s. Some original, and restorations are excellent. There is an app that you can download for self guided tour and that was also...More

Thank AlexFunTrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the fee, not too exciting though. Many interesting facts and historic buildings to view. Would do it again if I had extra time to vacation.

Thank JoeDSarasota
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This locale is lovely and always serene. It is historical, but there is not much to see here. If you want to have a peaceful getaway, this is nice.

Thank jeanninelehman
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Didn't know what to expect..finally made time to go and find out what was Spanish Point. We loved the property, the history and all the "volunteer" staff very helpful. There is also a tram that will take you around for an additional fee...worth it. One...More

Thank flyingnut
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We loved Spanish Point! The walk is easy and so scenic, with water views. There are a couple of homes to tour, as well as a fascinating Midden. The Midden was a hill left by ancient Indians, where they threw shells and bones. This was...More

Thank Diana K
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We were expecting something totally different! It also didn't help in was nasty hot & humid out! Not worth the money! Not a whole lot to see and no butterflies in the Butterfly garden.

Thank lilnikki81
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This spans a wide range, from prehistoric Indians through early settlers up to Bertha Palmer. It is a pleasant place to walk and learn. Start out in the visitor center and watch the movie. It helps prepare you for the site.

Thank B E
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a very pleasant historical site near Sarasota FL. It can be explored on foot with or without a guide as it is well marked/signed. There is a museum, an interesting audiovisual program in a burial mound, a citrus packing house and a small...More

Thank Marylouise G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Bertha Matilde Honore Palmer, widow of Chicago magnate Potter Palmer, was a visionary who in 1910 recognized the subtropical paradise of Sarasota as one of the world's choices locations. Purchasing a large portion of present day Sarasota County, she set about planning her acreage for...More

2  Thank Taylor B
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Bill M
22 February 2015|
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Response from brittken911 | Reviewed this property |
everybody's answers are very accurate. My big tip is just read the signs. We drove past it at first but saw it. Definitely look for Historic Spanish Point, RIGHT after the Oaks neighborhood.
9 February 2015|
Response from Bob C |
what is the cost