Welcome to Historic Spanish Point

5 sunny day for print 300dpiExplore 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.



Halloween Happenings

Ghost Hunting Tours – Friday, October 24, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Ghost Hunting Tours


There are only 25 spaces per Ghost Hunting Tour, so make your reservations today. We recommend families attend the 6:30 p.m Tour. (Appropriate for ages 8 and up).  We’ll use electronic devices; please bring a smart phone on your tour.

$20 non-member adult
$15 non-member child
$10 member adult
$5 member child

For tickets, call (941) 966-5214, ext. 2600 or Click Here.

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Victorian Funeral in Mary’s Chapel – Friday, October 31, 7 and 9 p.m. (The 7 p.m. tour is recommended for families.)

Join fellow mourners and spectators as the grieving widow bids farewell to her beloved husband. Seating in the chapel is limited and reservations are a must.

$15 non-member adult
$10 per non-member child
$8 per member adult
$4 per member child

For tickets, call (941) 966-5214, ext. 2600 or Click Here.

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Author Book Reading and Signing

Local author Kim Cool will be doing a book reading and signing Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center.
Cool has written a selection of ghost books including “Ghost Stories of Venice,” “Ghost Stories of Sarasota,” and “Haunted Theatres of Southwest Florida.”
She’ll have a selection of books for sale. Bring your already loved copies and she’ll sign them for you.
Admission is Free.


Havana Nights — Party at the Point



Have you heard the exciting news?  The world-famous Tito Puente Jr and his band will be providing the music at our Havana Nights — Party at the Point celebration on Nov. 21.

Click here for all the details.


Paris: The Luminous Years

We are accepting reservations now for our multi-part program, Paris: The luminous years, a lecture series about impressionist art. Lunch is included.
Bertha Palmer helped introduce the modern art movement to America while Gertrude Stein was continuing the tradition in Paris. Together these American women helped lay the foundation for what became modernism in art, literature, and music.
The Lost Generation: Art, Literature, and MusicTuesday, Oct. 28 – noon-2 pm
Fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Includes lunch. Reservations are a must. Call Jane Glennan at (941) 966-5214, ext. 2200. These programs sell out early. Reserve now.