December 18, 2020 – The Sanibel Historical Village is a safe destination for visitors. The Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gift Shop is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A unique item for sale is masks with chains, created and crafted by Board Member Sherry Halleran.

“We are so happy to be welcoming visitors once again,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “We have gone to great lengths to make sure the Village is a safe place for our visitors, volunteers, and staff. Everything is running smoothly. The village is the perfect outing not just for history lovers but also for those who don’t want to go to the beach – and those who are cold!”

All visitors and staff are required to wear masks and observe social distancing. Docent-guided tours are suspended until further notice. Guided tours are available by advance registration only and are allowed to have a maximum of 10 people, all from the same household. Masks are required during tours. To schedule a tour call Jan Symroski at (239) 472-1856.

As always, guests can self-tour using written guides and audio recordings available in every building. Docents will be on hand in several outdoor locations to assist and direct people. Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place, and hand sanitizer is available in all buildings. Hands-free water stations are also available, with collapsible water bottles for sale. HEPA filters are running in our busiest rooms.

Located at 950 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, next to BIG ARTS, the Sanibel Historical Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults over 18. Members and children are free. There is handicap access. For more information or to make a donation, visit