Get a Glimpse of History at Historic Spanish Point

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If you consider yourself to be a history buff, you need to visit Historic Spanish Point. Rather than the average historical site, this museum is quite complex. In fact, it covers four main concepts. You can tackle one concept at a time, or get all of them in during your trip. Either way, you are certain to have a memorable experience when you visit this site.

Florida’s Pre-History

Have you ever wondered what Florida was before it became Florida? If so, you can learn about the state’s history at Historical Spanish Point. The “A Window to the Past” exhibit is located inside of a prehistoric shell heap where you will see actual evidence of prehistoric days. This will give you a great deal of insight into what life was like in the early days of the area.

Pioneer Days

This museum also focuses on the pioneer days. You can tour the 1901 Guptill House, the Webb Citrus Packing House, and Mary’s Chapel to learn about life after John Greene Webb established his homestead.

Palmer Days

Bertha Palmer played an important role in the area’s history. She came to the area in 1910 and built a 350-acre estate, which included the Webb Homestead. In addition to preserving some of the buildings on his estate, she added lavish gardens. Three of the gardens remain, which you can view when visiting Historic Spanish Point.

Natural Habitats

Natural habitats also play a big role in Florida’s history, which is why Historic Spanish Point is an environmental site. You can look at various habitats, and see tree and plant combinations. You will see nature at its best when you visit Historic Spanish Point. From birds to flowers, the site has it all. As you look through the site, remember that the various habitats have been around for generations, and are an important part of Florida’s history.

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