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

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Check out the Jail.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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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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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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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Tampa
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you have seen NYC MET or any other decent museum you will be really disappointed here! specially if you almost have to pay the same price as MET. I am sure you can find better things to do even at the rainiest weather here.

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Nashville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped by the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, which is run by volunteers, on one of our last stops before heading home. It was a quaint little tour through the history of the island, but very small. There were many pictures, which was cool, a brief history of the Native Americans that lived there and the shell of the... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice museum to stop in for a few minutes. They have a scavenger hunt for children. No admission fee, just donate!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took out of town family who were visiting out there to see the Anna Maria Jail.. No roof, No Windows/Bars and no door.. They really got a kick out of it..

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Sarasota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you happen to be vacationing or spending a few days on the island then you must visit this neat little museum. It has more packed into it than you would think.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This little museum is staffed by a knowledgeable guide and is a great way to spend an hour or so looking at past photos and memorabilia of Anna Maria Island. The aerial photos of the island are particularly interesting. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the small house adjacent to the museum -- it's a fascinating look back to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous place to live... How blessed am I? Truly... If you want to get away from 'it all'... Come down here....

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