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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 #4 of 11 Attractions in Anna Maria
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Venice, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The museum is a great place to visit if you are not familiar with the area. You can learn interesting facts about Anna Maria and local things to see and do. Not as big as it could be.

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Bradenton, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Take an hour and visit this small but well done historic island museum. It is full of photos and objects illustrating how Anna Maria grew over the years. Covers the early settlers, importance of the pier and fishing through the years. Very interesting for young and old. Staff is informed and very friendly.

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Marietta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This small museum packs a lot into a small venue. We love the real Island style this museum offers. Rosers original house is adorable!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Take an hour and drop by this museum. It's got some Esther Williams paraphanelia. We learned a lot of interesting history of the island.

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England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We decided to visit the museum to find out more about the island. Info great and an enjoyable scavenger hunt for the kids. Staff engaged with us and very informative. A real must do activity if visiting Anna Maria island.

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Stuart, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were dragging our feet leaving Anna Maria Island and decided to stop in at this museum to kill a little time while traffic cleared (Saturday is check in/out day for vacation rentals on the island). Our young girls had a nice time. The gentleman who was on duty was very kind and informative.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've been to the island many times but I finally decided to visit this museum. I discovered that one of my all time movie favorites, Esther Williams, had made a movie here in the 1940's. The place is known for the roofless jail. There are many old pictures and artifacts. The price is right; FREE. There was a nice older... More

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Racine, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took off to check out the shops on pine ave and saw the old roofless jail.We went inside the museum and took the tour and it was very informational.lots of artifacts giving island history.very nice friendly staff.our 7yr old grandson did a scavenger hunt-it was fun and we learned a lot about the island.I say go for a visit... More

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NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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