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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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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice museum

Very informative. Attendants were extremely helpful. We lucked out and had a personal tour with one of the descendants who told us about growing up in Cedar Key.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Alberta, Canada
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Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Very informative. Attendants were extremely helpful. We lucked out and had a personal tour with one of the descendants who told us about growing up in Cedar Key.

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York, ME
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The museum staff were pleasant and more than accommodating, making sure we knew all there was to see in town and the history of Cedar Key. There was a local resident who had lived and working Cedar Key his whole life who shared tidbits of the history and his life with us. Fascinating!

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maine
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a small museum filled with local history and interesting information if you take the time to read and explore. It is fascinating to learn about the past history of this area - cedar pencil manufacturing, a brush factory which made the fibers from Palm trees, civil war artifacts and if you are lucky you might run into the... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a great place to learn about the CK founders and history. The building is small but you get great bang for your buck! Great artifacts!

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Antigo, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

What charming staff members! Stopped in on a rainy day. An long-time CK resident gave us a personal tour of the second house on the property. What a lot of information from a first-hand source! I never thought about where my pencils came from before, now I know the history!

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This museum has a lot more and it than I expected it would have. When I entered I was greeted by a very friendly receptionist and paid a small fee to enter. There were quite a few relics there and many of them were from the mid-1800s, which is pretty rare in Florida. There were also a number of items... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This downtown museum has a informative and well presented history of the area. The artifacts are amazing--some even from hundreds of years ago. The docents were very friendly and helpful.

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Summerfield, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Awesome! Two gentlemen gave us a verbal tour of all of the Museum & house. They were fascinating and "lived" the History. A MUST see and for only $3 ! Never thought Cedar, pencils & Whisk brooms could be soooooo interesting. That was on top of the Seminole Indian wars and Civil war information. Never heard about Cedar Key's significance... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Take the time to stop in and visit. Do the tour and talk to the folks working in there. They are a wealth of information about Cedar Key and the surrounding area, both past and present. We thoroughly enjoyed our stop in the museum.

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a great small museum with plenty to see and a super-enthusiastic staff. Our docent was superb!

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