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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
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Interesting history of the Island

On a rainy day, it was nice to visit the museum which is small but interesting and well presented. A volunteer docent added helpful comments.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Helene N
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a rainy day, it was nice to visit the museum which is small but interesting and well presented. A volunteer docent added helpful comments.

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Thank Helene N
Atlanta, GA
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to this museum on a quiet afternoon. The docent/board member was friendly and informative and gave us a personal tour of the small museum. Unfortunately we couldn't enter the small Victorian cottage on the property due to a staff shortage, but we could look in the windows. The tabby jail provides a fun photo opp... More 

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Thank M0ther_of_5
Wells, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

great little museum with friendly helpful knowledgable staff well worth a visit to learn of anna marias history

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Derby
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

My husband and I visited the museum on 21 November with some friends, and we had been told that the museum had recently undergone a major facelift. The museum is light and airy and really well laid out, we met a friendly volunteer who told us facts about the fascinating history of the island. There are plenty of pictures and... More 

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Thank Derbylady_8
Sheridan, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This place is a must see on Anna Maria Island! It was amazing! The house on the property was moved to Anna Maria Island and it is SOOO neat on the inside! The old jail was great for pictures. My boyfriend and I got an amazing video of the house and jail, both. :) Definitely check this out if you're... More 

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1 Thank Paige M
Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Wonderful visit with an amazing docent! They are refurbishing the collection, can't wait to return. Ask for the Anna Maria historical walk brochure!

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1 Thank BeBe0606
Massachusetts
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79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Just stopped in for a few minutes to look around and talk with the very friendly fellow working inside. Most interesting were the aerial photographs showing the development of the island over time. Funny 'jail' outside is a worth a quick photograph.

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1 Thank LobstaMan
Manchester, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

They were closed when we were there, but there was the old jail that the kids had some fun in. We also took a little walk around the property. It was a nice stop on a bike ride.

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2 Thank Danielle S
Miami
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Small museum, but a nice surprise how much they had. We went thinking it was going to only be some old pictures of Anna Maria Island. To our surprise they have more. The kids enjoyed seeing some antiques as typewriters, record players, phones, etc. They provided our kids with a treasure hunt type activity to find things in the museum.... More 

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3 Thank iamafairadvisor
Tampa
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50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I just wanted to clear things up from the last reviewer, this museum is absolutely free, they do have a donation jar but you are not required to pay anything. Yes, it is a small museum but this is a small island, it isn't NYC for sure. They do have a little cracker house on site that takes you back... More 

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