Visit the History Center
We are located in the Lee County historic Teacherage House on the corner of Park Avenue and Banyan Street on beautiful Gasparilla Island. Visit our interesting exhibitions obtained from our large archival collection of photos and historical research. Our book store offers a choice of historical memorabilia for sale.
Featuring our new exhibition:
“Boca Grande: Once a Railroad and Industrial Town”
Open to the Public Beginning Friday, November 16th
Boca Grande: Once A Railroad and Industrial Town tells the story of Gasparilla Island in the early and mid-twentieth century when there was a major port at the south end of the island, a commercial fishing village at the north end and the development of the town of Boca Grande by the Railroad Company. Learn the importance of each area, the stories of the people who built and operated the railroad, the development of tourism and the Gasparilla Inn, the names and stories of the early families who populated the island and ran its businesses, the early winter colony of prominent people, the operations of the port, the commercial and sport fishing operations and much more.
History Center Opening Hours
Summer Hours (starting June 1, 2019):
Open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Hours During Season (starting October 1, 2019):
Open Monday through Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
170 Park Ave.
Boca Grande, Florida 33921