Preserving, Sharing and Celebrating Sanibel History


Explore and discover the rich history of Sanibel up close and personal at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village.


$10.00 adults 18 and over; children are free.

Museum Tours:

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, based upon docent availability

Special Tours:

For special tours, email Executive Director Emilie Alfino at, or call (239) 472-4648.

The Historical Village is Handicap Accessible.


Call 239-472-4648 for more information.

Our History

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village was founded in 1984 with a mission to preserve and share Sanibel history. The story of Sanibel is told from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventures, fishermen, farmers and proprietors.


Historic Buildings

The Museum Store

Become a Member

Sanibel's Heritage Trail

Sanibel’s heritage is based upon the resourcefulness, persistence, hard work and strong values of its people. You can further your knowledge and enjoyment of Sanibel’s heritage by visiting the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village at 950 Dunlop Road and by also using the interactive map that will help guide you along the Heritage Trail of Sanibel.