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Anna Maria Island Historical Museum

Address: 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
Phone Number: (941) 778-0492
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Ranked #6 of 29 things to do in Anna Maria
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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newyork
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Manatee Historical Village is a small collection of buildings representing Old Florida. There is even an old locomotive to climb on as well as a children's play area. Just the right size for a small dose of history. Even the family pooch is welcome. Suggest using the GPS as it is a bit tricky to get to.

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Largo, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 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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30 reviews 30 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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Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Learn about the history of Anna Maria Island, Take photos at the old jail, purchase some old settler's bread, tour the property-- a wonderful experience -- no visit to Anna Maria is complete without a visit here

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Largo, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The museum is very interesting and gives a lot of information about the island. They had an exhibit about baseball history on the island while we were there which was a lot of fun. The old time jail outside is a perfect family photo spot and worth the stop during your visit!

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