Discover a 30-acre historical, archaeological and environmental museum owned and operated by Gulf Coast Heritage Association, Inc., a private, not-for-profit organization. Overlooking beautiful Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, Florida USA, Historic Spanish Point was the first site in Sarasota County to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. EXPERIENCE prehistory by stepping inside “A Window to the Past,” an archaeology exhibition about the gulf coast region’s earliest people. This is the only place in the United States where you can be surrounded by a 15 foot high prehistoric shell mound called a midden. View a recreated dwelling from 1,000 years ago. See artifacts from the past. The middens at Historic Spanish Point constitute one of the largest intact prehistoric villages in southwest Florida. Explore Florida’s pioneer life by touring a home built in 1901, a citrus packing house to learn about the produce of the Webb homestead, and the charming Mary’s Chapel where many couples have been married in the past and today. You can also interact with a maritime heritage boatyard and take seasonal excursions on Lizzie G. a Florida style sharpie sailboat.