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Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

2nd Street and SR24, Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-543-5549
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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Calumet, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our day trip here, especially after a visit to the museum in Gainesville which gave us a glimpse into the background of the shell mounds. Cedar Key is a gem. A quiet oceanfront town in a state where life can seem frenzied with tourists ( like us). Good food, great small museum. Bought a couple of small brooms at... More

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ASHLAND
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Gave you a good history of Cedar Key. From the Indians to the early settlers. Had a lot of records, some great photos and interesting pieces - furniture, equipment from factories, bank safe, etc.

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Central Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Talk about service! We received personalized attention and great information about Cedar Key at both the museum and house next door. They had information to share, and share they did. It was awesome meeting the doctor and hearing him talk about the house he grew up in. The lady at the museum was welcoming, and pointed out information using maps,... More

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Mailtand, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is definitely worth the time and nominal charge. The museum and associated house were very interesting and provide a lot of information about the island and its past. Loved the old medicine equipment and the displays of pencil making and broom making.

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Madison, WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This small museum on the history of Cedar Key is worth a stop. Admission is just $2. The exhibits are simple, but well organized. There are artifacts from many historical eras including a few archeological artifacts from ancient times. We particularly enjoyed the exhibit on the broom making industry.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Very interesting, low key and self guided. Very friendly clerk. Vast amount of interesting information.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

You definitely have a broader perspective and appreciation of Cedar Key after visiting this nice little museum. Ancient artifacts and the the early commercialization of natural resources were the most interesting to me. There are also some very nice dioramas that were made by a gentleman named Wayland Wadley and he can be found in the second building. He was... More

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Carlyle, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Has a lot of information on Cedar Key and the railroad. You can tell the locals love their Cedar Key.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

You do get your $2.00 worth in this small but informative museum. There is also a house you get to tour as well and it was the museum's founder.

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Lindsay, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

There is so much history here. A very well done museum. Tells the story of the key. Lots of displays.

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