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Manatee Village Historical Park

Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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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
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

This is a location where, with the exception of the Hotel/Store, historic buildings have been... read more

Reviewed 27 February 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 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

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

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

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

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.

1  Thank 3toby
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.

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.

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.

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.

1  Thank jody2013
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This place is highly recommended to visit, it's free but they do ask for a donation of $5 per adult and less for kids. Lots of information about each of the buildings they have on site and where they came from. Well worth a visit...More

1  Thank Stephen_JF69
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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