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The Charming Historical Village

Historic Burnap Cottage circa 1898


A favorite for many of our guests, the charming Sanibel Historical Museum & Village has re-opened for the season.

“We’re planning exciting programs this season,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “We look forward to seeing old friends as well as welcoming return guests.”

Some of the events scheduled for this year include three Twilight Talks (All About Francis Bailey, Sanibel Restaurants of Yesteryear, and 55 Years After the Causeway). There is also a boat trip to historic Useppa on November 1. There will be a Luminary celebration in December and a Free Admission Day in June.

New volunteers are always needed at the village. Training begins on November 6 and 13. Interested people are encouraged to call 239-472-4648. “There are many different things for volunteers to do, so anyone can find a comfortable spot among our village family,” Alfino said.

The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to the buildings. Admission is $10 for adults over 18. Members and children are free. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm at no additional charge, depending on docent availability.

For more information, call 239-472-4648 during museum hours or visit

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