A 30-acre Archaeological, Historical, and Environmental Museum
The first site in Sarasota County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Spanish Point offers leisurely walking tours of a 30-acre archaeological, historical, and environmental museum located on Little Sarasota Bay in charming Osprey, Florida.
Visitors experience “A Window to the Past,” the only museum exhibition built entirely inside of a prehistoric shell mound called a midden. Pioneer homestead era buildings connect guests to a more recent time and the colorful gardens of Mrs. Potter Palmer delight people of all ages. Seasonal Living History Interpreters tell you what life was like a century ago. Read Historic Spanish Point’s featured blog article – click here!
Shaded nature trails wander through native coastal habitats, and a long boardwalk affords stunning views of the bay. Scenic Mary’s Chapel is available for “Old Florida” style weddings.
Tours Offered at Historic Spanish Point
Take a daily docent-led two-hour tour and connect with Old Florida, where native plants and wildlife intermingle with historic buildings and a premier archaeological site.
Call ahead for walking tour times (no reservations required).
For seats on a docent-led tram tour, call 941.966.5214 x285. Advance reservations are required.
Continuous-loop tram rides, designed to bridge longer distances on site, run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. (This is not a guided tour.)
Historic Spanish Point is a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active-duty military personnel, including National Guard and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. See the complete list of Blue Star Museums here.