April 16, 2019 – The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will switch to off-season, summer hours Wednesday, May 1. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The museum will be closed starting Thursday, August 1, and will reopen Tuesday, October 15, on regular full-time hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Museum staff and board members plan a busy off-season working on key administrative tasks and many museum improvement projects that often take a back seat during the busy tourist season.
The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to preserve, share, and celebrate Sanibel’s history. The museum will remain open during the BIG ARTS construction project. The project will continue through the remainder of the historical village’s season and into next season, but parking and access for village guests and volunteers will be available throughout that time. The traditional entrance to the village has been closed off for the construction and a new, temporary entrance has been made available down the road to the west at what was formerly the exit drive. That drive will now function as both an entrance and exit access. Clear signage has been added at both places.
The Sanibel Historical Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until May 1. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, depending on docent availability. Beginning May 1, the village will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with guided tours available at 10:30 a.m. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road and there is handicap access to the buildings. Admission is $10 for adults over 18. Members and children are free. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.sanibelmuseum.org or call (239) 472-4648 during normal business hours.