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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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This place is worth visiting. We were greeted by two very enthusiastic staff and found inside a nice collection of artifacts from prehistory through the last 50 years. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mort45
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michigan
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michigan
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is worth visiting. We were greeted by two very enthusiastic staff and found inside a nice collection of artifacts from prehistory through the last 50 years. There are two buildings make sure you check them both out!

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Cedar Key
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For only $3 each what a great history lesson. There were two houses to look through. Lots of information on cedar pencils and whisk brooms which I learned were big industries in this part of Florida. They even had whisk brooms for sale that are still being made with raw material left over when the factory closed in 1952. The... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You find great facts about a place you never knew before. This is the place of the first Cross-Florida Railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key. There are some really great pictures from this time at the museum. Also we all remember and had those yellow Eberhard Faber and Eagle pencils when we were kids...well the industry was here! The cedar... More 

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Belleville, IL
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good line of exhibits showcasing the history of Cedar Key, the settlers and Native Americans. Well laid out for anyone to understand. There are docents available for answering questions however the docents we met were not quite as knowledgeable as we had hoped and could not answer some questions about tribes in the area. Museum is well worth visiting. One... More 

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Danville, Kentucky
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice historical museum for a town the size of Cedar Key. Enjoyed the museum and learned so much more about the town. Dr. Dan Andrews was our guide and is full of information and historical knowledge.

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in one of the town's oldest buildings, the Cedar Key Historical Society Museum contains artifacts and old photos that tell the story of Cedar Key's past, when it relocated from neighboring Atsena Otie Island after a devastating hurricane. There is also a section that describes the town's whisk broom industry, that flourished in the 1920s. Dedicated volunteers make sure... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a little something to do as we walked around after our lunch and were not ready to go back to the campground yet. It was very interesting and educational.

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1 Thank Janey S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Visiting cedar key frequently as a favorite getaway for us, we found it fitting that it would be good to get to know the history! This place is loaded with information, unexpected historical pieces a must do if visiting. The gentleman who greeted us was very knowledgable, informative and very kind. We would recommend this place for everyone from history... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We drove down for lunch at Tony's. Saw the museum across the street and decided to stop in. Cedar Key has a fascinating history and this museum puts it into perspective. Worth a 45minute to hour visit....then go to Tony's and have some chowder and seafood!

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This museum is in the main down town area of Cedar Key, presenting displays and volunteer explanations of the history of this key community itself. Volunteers were knowledgeable and added to the experience greatly. Price for visit was $2.00. I spent about twenty five minutes there.

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