There is a new Lighthouse Exhibit at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village.

See the lens removed from the Sanibel Lighthouse after Hurricane Ian. View many photographs of the Lighthouse before and after Ian.

Also, four of the Village’s buildings are open to tour: Shore Haven, Morning Glories, the Caretakers’ Cottage which houses the Black History exhibit, and the old Bailey General Store.

Shore Haven’s other exhibits, featuring depictions of each of the Village’s nine historical buildings are new. There is also a gift shop set up in Shore Haven’s “living room.”

The Museum is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with guided tours at 10:30. Entry is free, with a donation requested. The Museum closes for the season May 31. For information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 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

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