Historic Spanish Point located in Osprey, FL may be the most archeologically valuable piece of land in Sarasota County. Its earliest residents, the Manasota Culture, settled on the grounds and lived there for over 500 years! Their existence is evidenced by a burial ground at the park’s entrance, as well as a prehistoric shell midden which spans the majority of the grounds.
Tours are highly recommended when enjoying Historic Spanish Point. The park offers a tram tour as well as an extended walking tour, which goes into deep detail of the park’s unique history. The park is open seven days a week, giving visitors ample opportunity to take in this bit of extraordinary beauty and hidden history of Sarasota for themselves.