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Sarasota


Florida

Historic Spanish Pointe

It's easy to see why Historic Spanish Point has been inhabited for more than 4,000 years. This scenic 30-acre peninsula overlooks Little Sarasota Bay, and the native plants and wildlife only enhance the natural setting. It was this timeless beauty and nature's bounty in the bay waters that attracted native settlers thousands of years ago. Historic Spanish Point has the most well-preserved Indian village site in Florida, and it's the only place in the nation where you can actually enter a prehistoric shell mound. Spanish Point offers a glimpse of pioneer life with restored turn-of-the-century buildings such as Mary's Chapel, the Guptill House and the Citrus Packing House.

In 1910, the property was purchased as the winter estate of Mrs. Potter Palmer, widow of Chicago magnate Potter Palmer. Mrs. Palmer left an indelible mark on both the property and our community. Be sure to stroll along her jungle walk and find the unique shell fountain at the end of the aqueduct.

Location: a little drive south: it's located in Osprey, Florida.
337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL

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