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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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Well organized, interesting history of Anna Maria Island

Knowledgeable docents staff the museum. Pretty setting in an area with shopping, dining and close to the city pier. The museum is small and well worth the time spent there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Anna Maria, Florida
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Anna Maria, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Knowledgeable docents staff the museum. Pretty setting in an area with shopping, dining and close to the city pier. The museum is small and well worth the time spent there.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I wish we had visited this on the first day of our visit to this wonderful island. The volunteer that gave us a tour was extremely knowledgeable of the history both recent and long-term. The museum itself is mostly pictorial with a few artifacts. The local historical society does a great job in preserving the memories of this charming island.... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Lots of local history. The docents are really committed to the Island. It's definitely worth stopping in.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Full disclosure. We didn't go there on purpose. I was looking for a restroom for my young son and stopped in (they have one, by the way). This was our second trip to AMI and both times I figured it would be miserable to take our two young sons into the Museum. I was wrong! First of all, they have... More 

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New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Some would skip this Museum thinking - boring - but don't! It is so well laid out with history of the island and so much memorbilla from the time period. We enjoyed poking around here and seeing how things looked back in the day. They have great arield pictures of the island and the staff have wonderful stories to tell.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This museum is operated by volunteers that love to help you get the most from your visit. History comes alive with pictures!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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Largo, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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