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Manatee Village Historical Park

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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A nice selection of buildings at the sight brought there from other places. Easy to access and a... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Dianne S
Brief adventure into Florida's history

We spent a most enjoyable hour exploring the buildings and the historical artefacts that fill this... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
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Manatee Village Historical Park's mission is to preserve and share the heritage of Manatee County’s founding period (1840-1918). We do this through our museum and collection of historical and replica buildings. We typically display 2-3 exhibits on a...more
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1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1360
+1 941-749-7165
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

A nice selection of buildings at the sight brought there from other places. Easy to access and a nice walk

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We spent a most enjoyable hour exploring the buildings and the historical artefacts that fill this small site on the edge of Bradenton (14th Street East on the SR64). Mostly original buildings that have been saved and moved to this location. Lots of information on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Sennockian55
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This is a location where, with the exception of the Hotel/Store, historic buildings have been brought together, from other locations, and re-built in an attempt to show a typical grouping or setting. Its very well done and well worth the visit. It helps keep history...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank cymru1948
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Whenever we are on vacation in the Bradenton area we make a special point of stopping at Manatee Village Historical Park. We love this walk back in time to the history of Florida. The authentic buildings are so beautifully cared for by caretakers who love...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Marlene M
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Perfectly preserved historical buildings crammed full of fascinating artifacts & nic nacs. Above the Wiggins Shop are exhibitions connected to the local history & industries of the Manatee area. There is a charming gift shop which they will open if you ask (usually only open...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank fisherpl
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This is a collections of old buildings moved from around Manatee to create a local museum. Enthusiastic staff, fascinating insight.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank tom b
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The manatee village is a wonderful step back into history. All the old buildings are furnished from the 1900s . The best time to visit is the Christmas season with a the decorations. A simpler time.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank David M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

this is a must when visiting bradenton florida. just imagine when you are walking around what it was like back then. i enjoyed the old court house the most and also the old store and school house.

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank thomaswk2014
Reviewed 19 September 2017

What a great way to enjoy the Christmas season and travel back in time. Such history to be learned from 1910 A great visit for the whole family.

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank happytraveler552
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed about an hour browsing through the different buildings in this nice little village. Very nicely kept and friendly staff.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank jody2013
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Rhonda J M
13 March 2018|
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28 June 2017|
Response from Donald W | Reviewed this property |
The hours are 9am-4pm. Closed Sunday. There is no fee but they do ask for a donation. A donation helps keeps this open air museum open. $5 is not unreasonable for a look at old Florida.
11 April 2017|
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1404 Manatee Ave East. The park is located at the junction of SR 64 (Manatee Ave) and 14th St.. Manatee Ave. is one way (Westbound) from 14th St. through downtown Bradenton. To go Eastbound you use 6th Ave East & 7th Ave... More