This collection of historic buildings has evolved over the years from the original Charles Rutland “Cracker” home, which today holds the main museum collection, to include a one-room schoolhouse, tea house, post office, general store, homes, and a pioneer garden. The newest addition holds exhibits relative to the island’s black history.
Docents take you on tour through Sanibel’s past, which begins with Calusa natives and continues into more modern eras of tourism. Allow a couple of hours, depending upon how talkative your guide is. They will format their talk to kids if they’re along.