Historic Spanish Point

337 N. Tamiami Trl.
Osprey, FL 34229
Replica Boat - This is a replica of a boat built on our site by Frank Guptill in 1901. Actually it was an older sailboat that he de-masted and installed what is probably the first engine in a power boat in Sarasota and the Webb's named her Magic. The Magic was destroyed in the hurricane of 1921. In 2006 volunteers rebuilt her based upon photos, and we take people out almost every day.
Replica Boat - This is a replica of a boat built on our site by Frank Guptill in 1901. Actually it was an older sailboat that he de-masted and installed what is probably the first engine in a power boat in Sarasota and the Webb's named her Magic. The Magic was destroyed in the hurricane of 1921. In 2006 volunteers rebuilt her based upon photos, and we take people out almost every day.
6887_640x498.jpg - Bougainvillea at Mrs. Palmer's Pergola
6887_640x498.jpg - Bougainvillea at Mrs. Palmer's Pergola
6888_640x1033.jpg - Stained-glass window in Mary's Chapel
6888_640x1033.jpg - Stained-glass window in Mary's Chapel
6890_717x480.png - Duchene lawn
6890_717x480.png - Duchene lawn
228_640x480.jpg - The Lizzie G., a reproduction of an 1880’s sharpie sailboat, was built by volunteers.
228_640x480.jpg - The Lizzie G., a reproduction of an 1880’s sharpie sailboat, was built by volunteers.
1234_640x481.jpg - Guptill House
1234_640x481.jpg - Guptill House
6886_640x947.jpg - Mary's Chapel
6886_640x947.jpg - Mary's Chapel

Discover Sarasota's premier archaeological site and history museum featuring prehistoric mounds, pioneer homesteads, nature trails, boat tours and Bertha Honore Palmer's gardens. Located just south of Sarasota in Osprey, Historic Spanish Point is a family friendly living history museum on a 30 acre historical, archaeological and environmental site on Little Sarasota Bay.  Go back in time inside A Window to the Past, an archaeology exhibit where you step inside a 15 foot high prehistoric shell mound. Visit our pioneer citrus packing house and our beautiful historic chapel.  Enjoy shady nature trails and boardwalks with scenic bay overlooks, tour a pioneer home and boatyard or take a tour on our replica 1900 power boat the Magic. Historic Spanish Point is also the perfect location for meetings, weddings or special celebrations. 

 

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