Historical Village to Close End of July for Off Season

SC file photo by Chuck Larsen

The Sanibel Historical Village will close for the off-season July 31 and reopen Oct.15. Meanwhile, it remains open during the BIG ARTS construction project. The project will continue through the remainder of the historical village’s season and into next season, but parking and access for village guests and volunteers will be available throughout that time.

The traditional entrance to the village has been closed off for the construction and a new, temporary entrance has been made available down the road to the west at what was the exit drive. That drive will now function as both an entrance and exit access. Clear signage has been added at both places.

For the month of July, the village will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. at no additional charge, depending on docent availability. Upon reopening in October, the village’s hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays with guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to the buildings. Admission is $10 for adults over 18. Members and children are free. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.sanibelmuseum.org or call (239) 472-4648 during business hours.

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