Saturday, November 1, 2014

Historic Spanish Point


Located in Osprey, Florida, Historic Spanish Point is a museum complex and archaeological site with preserved pioneer dwellings, Native American remains, and lovely garden landscapes.  Included in the gardens, are the Fern and Jungle Walk with a scenic aqueduct, and a Sunken Garden and Pergola.




The historical things on the site are quite fascinating.  There's an Indian burial mound, an archaeological exhibition built inside a shell mound, and an old house built in 1901 that once belonged to the Guptill family.


Historic Spanish Point is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and from 12:00 to 5:00 PM on Sundays.  Admission for adults is $12.00, and for children, $5.00.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Sherry - the historical sites look to be great informational points ... the Indian burial mound, and the archaeological exhibition inside the shell mound .. looks very interesting .. cheers Hilary

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  2. this sounds right up my alley - lovely gardens, aquaduct, history, and an old home. Lots of bang for the buck.

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  3. This one seems to be a bit different from the usual. I am definitely thinking of spending a vacation touring some of these gardens!
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    1. You'd probably enjoy a garden tour vacation!

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  5. Hey Sherry,

    Yes, it really is me! :) I'm so glad to get back here and check out the latest garden on your lovely, visual site. A First Nation's people burial ground makes this all the more fascinating.

    Have a peaceful weekend, dear Sherry.

    Gary

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