Long after the U.S. linked East Coast to West with the Transcontinental Railroad, pockets of raw, underpopulated wilderness continued to exist within the supposedly "settled" areas east of the Mississippi. The upper reaches of the Smoky Mountains was one such example of a "pocket-frontier;" the remote village of Sanibel Island was another. Though they may have arrived long past the Seminole War and centuries after the founding of Saint Augustine, the Victorian-era settlers of Sanibel Island surely earned the name "pioneers." Tour this collection of preserved and relocated historic island structures (ably interpreted by a docent) and you'll leave with a powerful grasp of the hardships and simple pleasures experienced by the island's early settlers.

 
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Address:
950 Dunlop Rd.
Sanibel Island, Florida
Parking: Wednesday to Saturday November 7 through April 30 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; May 1 to August 11 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: $5


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Telephone Number: 239-472-4648
Price Information: $5
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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