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Historic Spanish Point

#1 of 9 things to do in Osprey Features Animals
337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
+1 941-966-5214
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A Nice Little Historic Park - Florida History

Historic Spanish Point is a nice day trip activity. Take a walk through the variety of trees and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Douglas H
Cincinnati, Ohio
It's a long time since last here but it's a beautiful, quiet place to be.

We'd forgotten how nice this place is. It won't be such a long time before we visit again. Quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ken H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-8911
+1 941-966-5214
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic Spanish Point is a nice day trip activity. Take a walk through the variety of trees and other Florida plant-life. A couple of buildings have been turned into small museums. Interesting historical artifacts and stories of early residents. Interesting things about Mrs. Palmer who...More

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd forgotten how nice this place is. It won't be such a long time before we visit again. Quiet, relaxing, we really enjoyed it.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to go here since the first time I drove by it. So my mom and I decided to finally check it out today. It was a pleasant surprise and a real treat to visit this place. The grounds where well maintained,...More

Thank Eleta82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite interesting and lots of FL history to digest. We took the docent tram tour and Jim was full of stories about the park....sometimes bordering on longwinded, to tell the truth. Also he drove a little fast. It happened to be 100 degrees (!) the...More

Thank russells742
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Spent a lovely Mother's Day at beautiful Spanish Point. Your walking tour has identifying signs at plants and trees. History signage, tapes and informed guides is so interesting! Walk is lovely by the water!

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Went here with husband for a morning selfguided tour. Spent about an hour here as we felt the guided tour was going to be too long in the heat. We enjoyed the formal gardens and a tour of the old homestead. Also very informative to...More

Thank Rosettastone57
Reviewed 26 April 2017

You will see and learn a lot of "old Florida" history here. It's pretty amazing what the first settlers of Florida went through to establish homes and lives. But the history of this place goes thousands of years back, which makes it even more interesting....More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

A visit to Historic Spanish Point is full of Florida history, beautiful flowers and local wildlife. The activities around Halloween are one of my favorites! It is said to be haunted...who knows????

Thank lottiewebster
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I can walk down a path and look at fossilized shells anywhere,very boring tour with a house,and dock on the water used for shipping in the old days..not much there

Thank dasoverkill
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Weather local or visitor, this is a totally COOL place. Osprey is a little "berg" between Sarasota and Venice, hardy noticed if you're tooling down Rt 41. This is 32 acres of beauty with a huge amount of local history. I'm a local and didn't...More

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Bill M
How can we find this place without getting lost like other Trip Advisor reviewers?
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.
Hours for February 9th 2015 & cost for seniors.
9 February 2015|
Response from Bob C |
what is the cost