With my family, we recently visited Historic Spanish Point in Sarasota.
You can see evidence of Prehistoric Life from over 5,000 years ago when early Floridians fished and hunted, made tools from shell, bone and wood, mended their fishing nets, cooked their food and buried their dead.
Think back in time and experience the lives of early Pioneers seeking to escape the harsh winters of New York. John and Eliza Webb and their 5 children traveled to Florida in 1867 in search of the ideal location for a homestead. Because of the elevated land extending into the bay, the Webbs settled here.
We strolled through the Gracious Palmer Era where Bertha Matilde Honore Palmer was a visionary. In 1910, she recognized the subtropical paradise of Sarasota as one of the worlds choicest locations, and designed elaborate gardens while also preserving the pioneer dwellings and remains of prehistoric life.
We explored the Natural Environment by stepping into a quiet oasis bordered by mangroves along Little Sarasota Bay on its western rim and pine flatlands to the east. The rich native plant life and beautiful butterfly garden create an impression of serenity.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Spanish Point is open to the general public Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday from 12-5pm. For prices call 941-966-5214 or visit their web site atwww.historicspanishpoint.org.