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Anna Maria Island Historical Museum

402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
(941) 778-0492
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Anna Maria
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Very informative about the island's history. We popped in while we were exploring and shopping along Pine Ave.

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Eastern Mountains
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I'm not sure what the actual museum is like, but enjoyed walking through the garden. I had walked past it several times over the course of two days before i realized it was the "Old Jail" I had seen in pictures online. It was closed, but I walked the grounds and had a good time anyway. I learned something about... More

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Hurley, Wisconsin
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234 reviews 234 reviews
73 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We brought our two young children to the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum and they just loved it. We were provided with a map for a scavenger hunt and this kept the kids busy, trying to locate things. The kids learned a great deal about the island and they had a bunch of fun on top of it. We would... More

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Garfield, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Informative and a sweet lady that is more than happy to share some island history. Free admission but they accept donations.

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Windsor, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We went in there to get the pioneer bread ( which was delicious) and ended up doing the tour. It was very interesting, and I enjoyed it thoroughly .

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Concord, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Though small, this free museum houses loads of artifacts tracing the history of the island. The friendly docents know their history but don't force it on you. From early settlers to Esther Williams, the narrative is documented with interesting bits and pieces. Certainly worth a look, both inside and outside at the roofless jail.

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

You could spend a half hour here on a rainy day. I am not a history buff so I breezed through. It is well organized and has a few interesting facts.

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Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I stopped by the museum after a bike ride from Holmes Beach. We parked outside, noticing the old jail nearby. The old jail was interesting and made for a nice photo op. We were the only visitors at the time, and the tour guide took great care in walking us through the exhibits. It was a wonderful... More

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Fort Wayne, IN
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Went to the museum on a rainy day. Although it's small, it was interesting and the man working that day was helpful. If you stay on the island, you ought to know its history

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Note the most impressive venue on Pine Ave, but worth looking for. Actually occupies an old ice house. Take the tour; very educational, and ask for Jim Morche (sp?). He seems cantankerous at first, but give him time and you'll appreciate a bone dry sense of humor. Lot of photos of the island development thru the years and mementoes donated... More

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