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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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Best Museum on the Island

Dont bother with the State Museum. It's the same cost as this one, and is run by the State of Florida, so there is not much to see compared to this one which is run by a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Dont bother with the State Museum. It's the same cost as this one, and is run by the State of Florida, so there is not much to see compared to this one which is run by a Non-Profit Organization and a bunch of local Cedar Key residents This is the perfect way to spend a rainy day, or get out... More 

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Winter Garden, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Local history is presented exceptionally well in the this spacious venue! The pride with which the volunteer staff displays and describes the exhibits is obvious. This is a must see place when in Cedar Key!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This museum is one of two museums in Cedar Key. They are open limited hours so check it out ahead of time. There is a nominal fee to enter. Well worth it of course. Give yourself plenty of time if you want to really absorb all the history or at least as much as you can. There is a lot... More 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Pick up a copy of the Cedar Key Walking Tour then rent a golf cart for two hours and tour the island! I spent over an hour just flipping thru the newspaper display in plastic shields. Artifacts of shell mounds, railroad, clammers, crabbers, and local politics. Enthusiastic, knowledgable staff. Modest entry fee.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This Museum is not large, but comprehensive for the remote area in which it is located. There's a modest $3.00 entry fee, but it's good to support these historic efforts. The museum is contained in two adjacent buildings, the first featuring a general overview of the history of Cedar Key and proved to be very informative. The second building was... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Such a cool little place. It is nice to visit walk around and see some historic information. It was not as informative as I hoped so if you are not a big history person but want to do something that feel educational this is your spot. 20 minutes and you learn something and can move on with your day.

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Started at the museum, the employee was very knowledgeable, friendly n seemed to enjoy her role in teaching us about Cedar Key. We were fortunate enough to meet Dr. Andrews in the second building, his childhood home. He walked us thru family n their business history. Great way to start our trip n learn more about the key that we... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Small but person there is very knowledgeable about the history of Cedar Key. Very interesting and the owner of the home that you see behind the museum was there to give a tour.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent place to visit while in Cedar Key. Learn about the history of how Cedar Key was born and its resilience.

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Winter Park, FL
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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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