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Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

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Address: 2nd Street and SR24, 609 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Phone Number: +1 352-543-5549
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Sun - Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great fun and not the Metropolitan Museum (thank goodness)

The pictures and history go well back into the 19th century. The local history buffs had done well to collect old documents and photographs. There are local genealogy documents... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Winter Park, FL
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Winter Park, FL
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183 reviews 183 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The pictures and history go well back into the 19th century. The local history buffs had done well to collect old documents and photographs. There are local genealogy documents. One photo motivated a visit to the cemetery, well outside of town. We enjoyed the museum and we enjoyed the cemetery. Next to the museum there is a house museum that... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The museum tells you the story of Cedar Key - which was originally on a different key! Very old artifacts dating to the BC era and brings you into the 21 century. Not for kids, but great for those that enjoy seeing how the town emerged

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Wildwood, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great knowledge and display of history of Cedar Key. Was larger than what we thought it would be. The locals were very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is an inexpensive but informative way to spend a warm summer afternoon. We really enjoyed learning about the history of Cedar Key and the industries for which it was once famous. We knew about the cedar pencils but spent an hour learning about brushes made from cabbage palm fibers. It is definitely worth spending a few dollars to help... More 

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Yulee, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It takes you from the time the Indians we're on the island till present time and how the railroad put this island on the map.

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New Smyrna Beach.Fl
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Not great but informative of the history of Cedar Key. Worth the 2.00 dollar admission.Ranger was nice and the old house was nice to see the way people lived there.

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Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Local history museum highlighting the history of the Cedar Keys. Consists of main museum as well as next door historic Whitman house. Good introduction to the Indian, Civil War and industry of this area. Cedar Key is rich in history with Andrew Jackson's battles with the Indians resulting in their displacement to Oklahoma, Civil war battles, the railroad that linked... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A wonderful museum full of local history about the culture and wily lives of the original residents of Cedar Key.

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Cedar Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This Museum is a gem. Very well done, compact but easy to go through. The History of Cedar Key is very well explained and shown in displays and written word. The pictures of the hay day in Cedar were interesting and the docent on duty was very well informed. She was eager to share the history of Cedar Key and... More 

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Newland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Gave a great overview of the area and how Cedar Key was established. Told of the importance of their clam farms, pencil factory and whisk broom manufacturing. All from cedar wood and Palm fronds there on the island.

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Additional Information about Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

Address: Address: 2nd Street and SR24, 609 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Phone Number: +1 352-543-5549
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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