Port Charlotte

Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the Charlotte County and Southern Sarasota County, 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.
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AC Freeman House

The AC Freeman House built in the early 20th century provides an excellent example of Victorian Arch ...

311 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Blanchard House Museum, The - Temporarily Closed

The Blanchard House Museum is an open access, educational institution devoted to the procurement, pr ...

406 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Blind Pass Beach Park

AMENITIES: Beach Access Birding Canoe/Kayak Launch Fishing Historical / Cultural Resource Picn ...

6725 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, Florida, 34223
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park

Bike Trails Dog Friendly Historic Features Nature Trail Picnic Tables Restroom/Portable To ...

1688 Gasparilla Rd., Placida, Florida, 33946
Restrooms: Yes
CHEC at Cedar Point

The Park is a 115-acre Charlotte County Park located in Englewood across from Lemon Bay High School ...

2300 Placida Road, Englewood, Florida, 34224
Restrooms: Yes
Cultural Center of Charlotte County, The

The mission of the Cultural Center of Charlotte County is to enhance the educational, recreational, ...

2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte, Florida, 33952
East Blalock Park

East Blalock Park, also known as the Cultural Campus, is named for James T. Blalock, who served as m ...

300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice, Florida, 34285
Restrooms: No
Englewood History Museum

The Museum collects, displays and preserves items relating to the area's cultural heritage which wil ...

604 W. Perry Street, Englewood, Florida, 34223
Gasparilla Island State Park

The centerpiece of Gasparilla is the restored Port Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890. Swimming, s ...

880 Belcher Rd, Boca Grande, Florida
Historic Spanish Point

Discover a piece of old Florida where prehistoric middens, pioneer homesteads, and lush gardens awai ...

337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, Florida, 34229
History Park

History Park is a nine (9) acre park located in the central part of the City. The park serves as a r ...

501 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Restrooms: No
History Quest

Charlotte County History Services is excited to host this ongoing program called History Quest! This ...

Indian Mound Park

AMENITIES: Birding Boat Ramp Boat Ramps for Motorized Vessels Canoe/Kayak Launch Fishing Grill ...

210 Winson Ave., Englewood, Florida
Restrooms: Yes
Military Heritage Museum

Classified as an education facility by the State of Florida, the museum offers seminars, lectures an ...

900 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Patriots Park

A paved courtyard is dedicated to veterans of world wars, police, firefighters, the fallen of 9/11 a ...

800 Venetia Bay Blvd., Venice, Florida, 34285
Restrooms: Yes
Peace River Wildlife Center

Peace River Wildlife Center (PRWC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit wildlife rehabilitation and education c ...

3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Punta Gorda Airfield Exhibit

This exhibit displays a glimpse into the past of the Punta Gorda Airport when it served as the Punta ...

28000 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda, Florida, 33982
Punta Gorda History Center, The

The Punta Gorda History Center is located at 512 Grace Street in Punta Gorda. It currently holds a l ...

512 E. Grace Street, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
Stump Pass Beach State Park

Visitors come to this secluded beach to enjoy the year-round swimming and sunbathing. Shelling is be ...

South end of Manasota Key 900 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, Florida, 34233
T. Mabry Carlton Reserve

Bicycling Birding Camping Canoe/Kayak Launch Historical / Cultural Resource Picnicking Restroo ...

1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice, Florida, 34292
Restrooms: No
The Cookie House

The unique "Cookie House" was built c. 1931 by John Foster Bass, Jr. (1897-1939) founder of the Bass ...

2300 Placida Road, Englewood, Florida, 34224
Venice Museum

The Venice Museum & Archives preserves the cultural heritage of Venice, Nokomis, Laurel, and Osprey ...

351 Nassau St S, Venice, Florida, 34285
Venice Train Depot

The Historic Venice Train Depot (303 E. Venice Ave., Venice FL 34285), built in 1927 and renovated i ...

303 E Venice Ave, Venice, Florida, 34285
Veterans Park

Located in Laishley Park, the Veterans Park includes a garden, gazebo, freedom fountain, and 50% rep ...

98 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950