HOURS

Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm

Last tickets for admission are sold at 4 p.m. daily.

Holiday Hours:

New Year’s Eve — OPEN (9am-5pm)

New Year’s Day — CLOSED

LOCATION

337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229

We are conveniently located along US-41 in Sarasota County. Nestled on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, our expansive museum is roughly 9 miles north of Venice, and 11 miles south of downtown Sarasota.

ADMISSION

One- Day Admission:

Adults: $15 per person
Seniors (65+): $12 per person
Children (Ages 5-12): $7 per person
Children (under age 5): Free

Active Duty Military and Veterans with a CAC Card or VA card: $12 per person.

If you enjoy your visit to Historic Spanish Point, we would be happy to apply your admission fee towards a membership. Details available at the Historic Spanish Visitors Center.

Membership Admission:

Purchase an annual membership for 365 days of free general admission.
All memberships include free admission and discounts on programs and our gift shop. Get more details on membership here. 

Get the most out of your visit

Historic Spanish Point is an expansive outdoor archaeological and historic museum. A few tips for getting the most out of your visit:

Allow plenty of time. Take a relaxing hour-long stroll, or spend a morning or afternoon exploring the entire site. We recommend bringing a camera to capture all the beautiful surrounding during your visit.

Dress comfortably. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. Our site is a combination of sun and shade; a hat and sunscreen is always a good idea outdoors. 

Consider taking a tour. Our docent-led tours are designed to help you explore and discover the rich history of the site. Tour information is available below.

Four great ways to dig deeper

Our volunteer docents offer three ways to help you learn about the 5,000 years of human history at Historic Spanish Point. We recommend calling our Visitor Center for details on tour times and availability: (941) 966-5214.

Walking tours are FREE with admission.

Tram tours are $5 per person, after admission.

Please note: Tram Tours do involve some walking and standing. Please contact our Visitor Center for accessibility questions: (941) 966-5214.

Boat tours are $12 per person, after admission. 

Please note: Boat Tour participants must sign a waiver prior to boarding. Boat Tour availability is dependant on tide and weather. We strongly recommend scheduling boat tours in advance.

Download our app! Follow our site tour, view our digital exhibits and learn about the people of Historic Spanish Point.

Available on Android, Google, and Apple devices.

Tours supported with funding from Tourist Development Tax Revenues.

Accessibility

Historic Spanish Point is committed to making our experiences accessible to all who visit; however, due to the historic nature of the museum, some areas may present challenges to persons with disabilities. There are designated accessible parking spaces in the parking areas. Service dogs providing assistance for visitors with disabilities are permitted anywhere on the property.

The primary paths around the site are paved, but many secondary, historic paths are shell material.  All buildings on our property are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of  the second floors of Guptill House and White Cottage. Mary’s Chapel is also not wheelchair during standard operating hours. A wheelchair ramp is available for Mary’s Chapel during special events and weddings by request.

We recommend that visitors bring their own wheelchair or mobility cart to Historic Spanish Point. However, we do offer usage of our two available wheelchairs free of charge; please call ahead to reserve: (941) 966-5214. 

Inclement Weather Policy

There are no general admission refunds due to inclement weather. However, Historic Spanish Point reserves the right to close for safety during extreme weather conditions. If this occurs, we will issue passes for a one-day admission to anyone already inside the museum site. Individual ticketed events have their own rain policies, and those will be displayed on specific event pages.