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Anna Maria Island Historical Museum

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Address: 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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+1 941-778-0492
10:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 13:00

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Great little museum where you can learn the history of AMI

Did you know there was a movie made on the island? Did you know the museum was once an ice house? There is so much to learn when you visit this sweet little museum. It includes... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Did you know there was a movie made on the island? Did you know the museum was once an ice house? There is so much to learn when you visit this sweet little museum. It includes stories of the early settlers on the island and the many famous people who lived here. Take an hour to visit the Museum and... More 

Thank LoveBroadway22
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52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We have visited the historical society twice. We took our daughter and son in law when they arrived on the island after we had already been there. It is small but just lovely. It is so interesting to see how things were. They have nice souvenirs as well.

Thank madref
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

we passed this place while walking around some pretty shops... the lady inside was very knowledgeable, and was a joy to listen too, i think she came from wales.. she was delightful, and we learnt all sorts.. thank you.

Thank Dazandbecky
Falls Church, Virginia
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This is a small, locally run Museum where you can learn about Anna Maria history. The Museum has been recently renovated, is staffed with helpful personnel. And it's free.

Thank 869G_j
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2016

A wonderful museum with exhibits and stories of early Anna Maria Island. This building & house next door are just minutes from landmarks ie.The Old Jailhouse, Roser Historical Church,The Old Community Hall, now The Island Players Playhouse. Definitely worth exploring.

Thank JoAnn J
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

There is a lot more to Anna Maria and the island that I did not realize until I went to the museum. Go there on Wednesday and pick you up a loaf of bread - delicious!

Thank drycountyguilt
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165 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This small donations-only museum, which includes the house next door, is an interesting time capsule of Anna Maria early-day life. The museum only takes about an hour to visit, but it is an interesting diversion for Anna Maria visitors. Also,the docents were friendly and knowledgeable. This would not be a "destination attraction", but if you are staying on the island... More 

Thank IA-bolledudes
Peterborough, Canada
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This small museum is worth the stop! The staff are welcoming and extremely knowledgable. I love to learn a little bit about the places I travel and this museum certainly allows for that. All sorts of interesting facts - ie: one of the original island residents was the creator of the Fig Newton recipe! - or, tourists used to rent... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

On a rainy day, it was nice to visit the museum which is small but interesting and well presented. A volunteer docent added helpful comments.

Thank Helene N
Atlanta, GA
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to this museum on a quiet afternoon. The docent/board member was friendly and informative and gave us a personal tour of the small museum. Unfortunately we couldn't enter the small Victorian cottage on the property due to a staff shortage, but we could look in the windows. The tabby jail provides a fun photo opp... More 

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