October 20, 2020 – The Sanibel Historical Village is now open for visitors Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gift Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


“After being closed for many months in this difficult year, we are so happy to be able to welcome visitors once again,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “We are working to plan our events for the season and hope to have a schedule available soon. Our board has decided to cancel our annual gala fundraiser because this year has been so challenging for everyone. We’re planning several Twilight Talks, but the dates, times and locations are yet to be finalized.”


All visitors and staff are required to wear masks and observe social distancing. Docent-guided tours are suspended until further notice. Guided tours are available by advance registration only. Tours must have a minimum of six people and a maximum of 10 people, and masks are required. To schedule a tour call Jan Symroski at (239) 472-1856. As always, guests can self-tour using written guides and audio recordings available in every building. Docents will be on hand to assist and direct people. Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place, and hand sanitizer is available in all buildings. Hands-free water stations are also available, with collapsible water bottles for sale.

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to eight of the nine buildings. Admission is FREE for SHMV members and $15 for non-members (adults ages 18 years and up).  For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org.

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