Sarasota - Manatee

Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
Kids Sarasota and Bradenton: Historical and Educational Attractions - Fun 4 Sarasota Kids
Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, The

Come experience Florida's largest natural and cultural history Museum! Take a ride through space and ...

201 10th St. W, Bradenton, FL, 34205
Bradenton Carnegie Library

The Bradenton Carnegie Library is a historic Carnegie library in Bradenton, Florida. It is located a ...

1405 Fourth Avenue, W., Bradenton, FL
Ca' d'Zan Cruise

Cruise the bay the way the Ringling's did and view Ca’ d’Zan from Sarasota Bay, aboard this narrated ...

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, Fl, 34243
Ca' d'Zan Mansion

The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands ...

5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL, 34243
Crowley Museum and Nature Center

Crowley Museum and Nature Center is a 190-acre farmstead established in 1878. Site includes rare Flo ...

16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota, FL, 34240
First Post Office

Near this spot was Sarasota's First Post Office established in the home and store of Charles E. Abbe ...

Hyde Park St and Cunliff Drive, Sarasota, FL
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

This antebellum mansion was home to Major Robert Gamble and headquarters of an extensive sugar plant ...

3708 Patten Avenue, Ellenton, FL, 34222
Gillespie Park

This park honors John Hamilton Gillespie, first mayor of Sarasota. It has two basketball courts, an ...

Playground Features
710 N. Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Park Trail

Sapphire Shores Park is a small park that offers a great fishing spot and a walking trail. More o ...

Playground Features
5015 Sun Cir., Sarasota, FL, 34234
Manatee Village Historical Park

Step back into time at the Manatee Village Historical Park. Visit this collection of restored buildi ...

1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL, 34208
Newtown Neighborhood- First Black Community

This Black community grew as businessmen, fisherman, physicians, nurses, teachers, farmers, contract ...

6th Street & Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL
Palmetto Historical Park

The Palmetto Historical Park offers children of all ages the opportunity to learn about the history ...

515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto, FL, 34221
Phillippi Estate Park

Along the shores of Phillippi Creek lies Sarasota County’s Phillippi Estate Park – 60 scenic acres o ...

5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34231
Pioneer Park

Enjoy the brand new tree-top inspired playground, basketball & tennis courts! Home for the historic ...

1260 12th St., Sarasota, FL, 34236
Sarasota County Agricultural Fair

Sarasota County was formed in 1921, a year that coincided with the developing Florida Land Boom. Com ...

3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Opera

In March of 2008, the Sarasota Opera will celebrate the restoration of its building, the former Edwa ...

61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Selby Gardens Historic Spanish Point

Explore 30 historical, environmental, and archaeological acres at this irreplaceable outdoor museum ...

337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL, 34229
South Lido Beach (Ted Sperling Park)

Beach Access Fishing Picnicking Playground Restroom Trail - Unpaved Wildlife Viewing

Playground Features
2201 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL, 34236
St. Armand's Circle

Decades after conception, St. Armands circle has fulfilled John Ringling's dream of a premier shoppi ...

North side of Circle at North Blvd of Presidents, Sarasota, FL
Urfer Family Park

Urfer Family Park provides a unique combination of recreational and learning opportunities. The ...

4012 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34233