Welcome to Historic Spanish Point

Welcome to Historic Spanish Point

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

Guptill House

Click on this image of Guptill House to view a video by Linda Carson and WWSB ABC TV . Thank you Linda Carson for spending some time on our site.

Learn about the region’s prehistory in “A Window to the Past,” the only Historic Spanish Point 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.

 Art Lecture Series

TiffanyJoin art historian Baila Miller for an exploration of the life and works of artists of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Dale Chihuly.

Registration is required for all lectures and will only be accepted with payment. For reservations or more information, contact Jane Glennan, Public Programs Coordinator, at (941) 966-5214, ext. 2200, or email jane.glennan@historicspanishpoint.org.

$20 per person per session for HSP members —  includes lunch
$25 per person per session for non-members — includes lunch

Click here for more information about the series.

 Summer ADVENTURE Camps!

SAMSUNGRegistration now OPEN! Click Here.

Send your children back to the ‘good old days’ at Historic Spanish Point. Have you ever wished that your child could spend summer days the way you used to? Our Historic Spanish Point Summer Adventure Camps offer children of today a chance to experience the carefree, out-in-nature, wonder-filled days of fun that we all remember.


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) 281-0215 or email ferraz261@gmail.com.