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Manatee Village Historical Park

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Address: 1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1360
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+1 941-749-7165
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00

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Beautiful Park

This is a beautiful park that makes you feel as though you are a part of Florida history. It is very educational and informative. The staff were friendly and ready to answer any... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
tbianco23
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park that makes you feel as though you are a part of Florida history. It is very educational and informative. The staff were friendly and ready to answer any questions we had.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a weather day something to do, then head to the Manatee Village Historical Park. It is easy to locate south of downtown Bradenton, FL while heading east on Highway 64, (Manatee Avenue). You can't miss the large locomotive which is a highlight of the visit. There are plenty of out building depicting the beginning history of Manatee County.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Historical park is a great place to visit, especially for history buffs and families.You will see how life was in the 1800's in Florida.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Manatee Village Historical Park is a wonderful reflection on the people whose labors of love created this village, on the town of Bradenton, and on the state of Florida. The Village has an old general store, with very kind and helpful volunteers, a church, courthouse, one room schoolhouse, boat works, a fine example of an early Florida family home,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Came here with my parents after seeing it on tripadvisor. Man working in the general store was very nice and informative with the history. it was nice to be able to control what you see and when you see it, other historical places are strict with what they allow you to see. pleasantly enjoyed ourselves.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 had small children, this would make for a nice day out. During the Christmas holidays,... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 (donations) with a lot of work done by volunteers. There are picnic tables for your... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 came away with a free book donated by Florida Heritage. I will certainly return. Suitable... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Bert M
Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 old cracker house is great and the Crosley display. The old general store and hotel... More 

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