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Anna Maria Island Historical Museum

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Address: 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
Phone Number: (941) 778-0492
Today
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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So glad we stopped by!

Full disclosure. We didn't go there on purpose. I was looking for a restroom for my young son and stopped in (they have one, by the way). This was our second trip to AMI and both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Marcya23
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Full disclosure. We didn't go there on purpose. I was looking for a restroom for my young son and stopped in (they have one, by the way). This was our second trip to AMI and both times I figured it would be miserable to take our two young sons into the Museum. I was wrong! First of all, they have... More 

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Newfields, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Some would skip this Museum thinking - boring - but don't! It is so well laid out with history of the island and so much memorbilla from the time period. We enjoyed poking around here and seeing how things looked back in the day. They have great arield pictures of the island and the staff have wonderful stories to tell.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This museum is operated by volunteers that love to help you get the most from your visit. History comes alive with pictures!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We started our visit with a drop in here. The women who work here can explain the displays or tell you more about what you should see while on the island. Interesting. Small place, doesn't take long to look around.

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North Canton, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Residents and visitors of Anna Maria are fortunate that someone had the foresight to begin saving some of its history. This small museum is a treasure trove of AMI memorabilia. The museum is free, just accepts donations. The docents who were here the day we visited were excellent! They were so knowledgeable and happy to share AMI history with any... More 

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Largo, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit...its free, donations excepted. Very knowledgeable and friendly volunteers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Ok It's free...donations excepted...that's a cool thing before anything else. The history dating back to 1900's in this historic museum is beautifully done and well maintained. The volunteer staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. A must see when you visit this 7 mile island.

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Oxfordshire England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Island has a "quaint old fashioned feel about it". With it's pleasant houses and streets, to it's old fishing pier. A nice place to relax and while away a few hours.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stopped in one day on our way back to our place. It was very interesting to here the history of the island and the little house that was part of the city pier.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We called in to the museum on the last day of our holiday and were pleasantly surprised. Lovely gentleman was there to tell us all about the history of AMI. Don't miss out on a visit to the city jail - no roof, no windows just mossies to eat the occasional prisoner. Worth a visit.

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