Welcome to Historic Spanish Point

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Double your impact during the 2015 Giving Challenge
Noon, Sept. 1 – Noon, Sept. 2

Let’s continue the momentum and be a part of the museum’s renewed energy! The museum has sparked a great interest with the community in preserving and sharing the history of Historic Spanish Point.
Your gift will make a significant difference by helping to provide visitors of all ages with inspiring programs while preserving one of Sarasota County’s treasures.
The giving challenge is an exciting opportunity for all of us to show our support and enthusiasm for the organizations we love!
If you didn’t donate to us last year as a part of the giving challenge, great news! Your new gift of up to $250 will be matched! However, all gifts are welcome and appreciated.
You may make your pledge now by calling 941-966-5214, ext. 2300 or emailing john.mason@historicspanishpoint.org. We’ll call you or send you a personal reminder before September 1. If you prefer, we’ll enter your pledge for you on September 1.
You may also visit https://www.givingpartnerchallenge.org/#npo/historic-spanish-point or CLICK HERE between noon on September 1 and noon on September 2 or got to https://www.givingpartnerchallenge.org and choose Historic Spanish Point from the pull-down menu.

Welcome to Historic Spanish Point

Explore 30 historical, environmental, and archaeological acres at this irreplaceable outdoor museum on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, Florida.

GuptillHouse-ML-100dpi5inchLearn about the region’s prehistory in “A Window to the Past,” the only archaeological exhibition in the nation built inside of a shell mound.

Connect with Florida’s intrepid pioneer homesteaders at Sarasota’s first produce packing house, a charming chapel and pioneer cemetery, and the beautifully preserved Guptill House, built in 1901. nativeplants1Experience Mrs. Potter Palmer’s Jungle Walk, lush Sunken Garden, and the Butterfly Garden, one of the largest on the Gulf Coast. At Guptill Boat Yard, enjoy maritime tales.

This “Old Florida” oasis is a special place worth preserving for our community and future generations.  We invite your participation and welcome your support!  Thank you.

Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding right in OUR own backyard!

Historic Spanish Point has partnered with SUP Sarasota to offer eco-tours on stand-up paddleboards or in kayaks from the museum’s property on Little Sarasota Bay.
SUP’s experienced guides will lead you on a 2-plus-hour tour through the most pristine and extensive mangrove islands and tunnels on the Gulf Coast. Paddle the waters Indians inhabited more than 5,000 years ago and where Sarasota’s First Settlers made their home. This is one of the most beautiful spots in the region. Paddlers will enjoy cruising the shallow, calm waters, exploring the mangrove islands and tunnels or relaxing on one of the many small private beaches while taking in the extensive marine and bird life. A must do while on the Gulf Coast! Water shoes or flip-flops recommended, as well as water, sunscreen and dry bags (all electronics or valuables should be put in dry bags).

For reservations and availability, click here, call (941) 704-4878 or email rob@sup-sarasota.com.

We are a Blue Star Museum

PrintHistoric Spanish Point is a one of many Blue Star Museums throughout the country. We will admit all active military and their families free of charge from now through Labor Day. Military credentials must be shown prior to admission.