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Manatee Village Historical Park

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Small and Informative

This is an interesting little stop. There is an old fashioned post office, church and school... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Sheila E
Nice Historical Village

We enjoy historical visiting sites around the country and this village was small, but very nice for... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Thomas W
Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1360
+1 941-749-7165
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is an interesting little stop. There is an old fashioned post office, church and school house. There is also a small agricultural museum that has interesting farming equipment. It is also located across the street from the Palmetto Library and Sutton Park. If I...More

1  Thank Sheila E
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We enjoy historical visiting sites around the country and this village was small, but very nice for a short visit. You can wander into various buildings at you own pace to enjoy the history. The buildings are nicely maintained and presented. The site is free...More

2  Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 9 November 2016

What a delightful unique place with enthusiastic volunteers. It houses a wonderful collection of historical buildings, carefully and sensitively renovated where needed without loosing any of their character, from the Manatee area. They really should charge and not just ask for a donation. I even...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Nice collection of buildings from the turn of the 20th century. We enjoyed touring the various buildings, especially the general store.

Thank Bert M
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Show the kids how things were before internet and smart phones. Its a great way to spend a few hours and its donation recommended. There are several buildings from a turn of the century church and boat shop to a sugar mill and crucible. The...More

1  Thank Boyd B
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The park has many special events each month.I have been to many programs and never been disappointed. Parking can be a little difficult but the medical center next door is good for overflow.

Thank LaurieinBradenton
Reviewed 10 July 2016

if you're looking for an interesting little historical spot stop by. We enjoyed wandering and around and learning a bit of history. The volunteers there were very informative.

Thank Sabrena F
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is an excellent attraction to visit and get to learn something about Florida's history. It's only a small plot but quite a few historic buildings have been relocated there. You start your tour in the Wiggins General Store which has some really interesting exhibits...More

2  Thank w0tcha
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Learned more about Florida history and the people who changed it. The effect of the railroad and how it contributed to travel, industrial growth and population. Interesting to see how the old south homes were built and what life was like a hundred years ago.

1  Thank vycpc04
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a very nice small historical village setup for a hour visit. It has a church, original school house, boat building shop, house and more. It will take about an hour for a quick look and see visit but if you're a historical buff...More

2  Thank Richard W
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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