We regret to inform you that in order to offer the utmost protection for the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff, the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will be closed until further notice, effective immediately.

The March 30 Volunteer Luncheon is CANCELED.

The April 7 Twilight Talk is CANCELED. People may request a refund, or consider their $10 ticket price as a tax-deductible contribution to the village.

You may email messages to info@sanibelmuseum.org for the quickest response. Alternatively, you can leave a message at (239) 472-4648; messages will be returned as quickly as possible. You also may call Executive Director Emilie Alfino on her personal cell phone at (239) 357-1644 if necessary.

We will keep you informed of further developments. Meanwhile, stay safe and best of luck during these challenging times. We hope to re-open and resume full operations as soon as possible, given the circumstances.

The Museum Board of Directors
Emilie Alfino, Executive Director
NOTICE: Sanibel Historical Village closed until further notice due to COVID 19. All events Canceled. Click Here for More Information

Notice: Sanibel Historical Village Event Updates/Cancellations

Quilt Show
March 24 - April 30th
Postponed until 2021

Volunteer Luncheon
March 30th

Twilight Talk
April 7th

Preserving, Sharing and Celebrating Sanibel History


Call (239) 472-4648 for tickets – $10 per person

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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 info@sanibelmuseum.org, 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

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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.