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.

Seven historic buildings were moved from their original island sites to the Historical Village. Each building has been restored to its original state. Volunteer docents share the stories of Sanibel with almost 10,000 visitors a year. Join us as we follow the footsteps of the past.

Hours of Operation:

Mid-October through April (Seasonal)

Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May through July (Summer)

Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


$10.00 adults 18 and over;
children are free.

Special Tours:

Call Abbey Allison