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“It only takes a short time”

Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

The Museum is a small building with photographs and memoriabilia of Anna Maria Island. The most striking aspects of it were the aerial views in terms of seeing the development of the island from the 1950's to now and talking with the docent who was staffing the Museum on a Saturday afternoon. Like every place else Anna Maria is a product of geography and particular people who make it special. We learned a lot about present day Anna Maria from the docent.

Thank sallyb48
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Nicely laid out buildings depicting the history of the island. Thursday is bread day. Soda bread available for purchase which is delicious. Proceeds benefit the historical museum.

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

A local friend of mine is in charge of the docents, and I can vouch for their dedication to this historical museum. If you have the time, go through the pictures and articles displayed to learn more about the origin of the first settlers and the growth of this lovely community. There's also a small cabin of historical value that you can tour and an "air-conditioned" jail.

On Wednesday morning, they sell homemade bread, so be sure to come early because it sells out quickly. Donations and welcome and the bread is $5.

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

A great piece of history located on famous Pine Ave. My boys, ages 12 and 10, enjoyed seeing pictures of the huge fish caught over the years.

Thank dpsad95
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Not much of it. But if you want to take a break from the sun, this is the place to be. Quite interesting to learn about the history of the Island that goes back to more than a hundred years. A lot of really old artifacts that bring you back to the days of your Grand & Great Grandmothers ;o)
Worth the stop!

Thank Hayju
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