Historic Spanish Point Campus
The Historic Spanish Point campus 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 campus. We recommend bringing a camera to capture the beautiful surroundings during your visit.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. The campus is a combination of sunny and shaded areas; a hat and sunscreen are recommended. Bring an umbrella, particularly during the summer months when afternoon showers are common. Insect repellant and sunglasses are also good to have on hand to help you stay safe and comfortable.
Take a tour
Our docent-led tours are designed to help you explore and discover the rich history of the site. *Guided tours are currently unavailable at both our Downtown Sarasota and Historic Spanish Point campuses.
You are welcome to bring a stroller if you have a young child, as there are 30 acres of ground to cover.
Benches are located throughout the Historic Spanish Point campus for your relaxation.
Phones and Electronic Devices
Please silence phones and electronic devices so that everyone may enjoy the tranquility of the gardens.
Lost and found
Please contact us at 941.366.5731 if you have left an item at the campus. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after 60 days.
Dining at the Historic Spanish Point campus
We are excited to now offer food service at our Historic Spanish Point campus beginning Friday, September 24, 2021! The food truck offers a variety of sandwiches, beverages, and snacks that can be enjoyed with beautiful bayfront views inside or outside the White Cottage. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Outside food cannot be brought into the Historic Spanish Point campus.