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Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

2nd Street and SR24, 609 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
+1 352-543-5549
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This little museum is interesting in that with what few artifacts it displays, it proves that historically, there's been little/nil ethnic diversity in Cedar Key. ANY acknowledgement of that in this museum is minimal, at most. THAT's what's clear from this quaint little place. Artifact and event descriptions seem to give simple, broad-brushed versions of local happenings, especially the brief... More

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Stuart, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good greeting and kick off to a self timed walk through building. We went on Friday and got to meet Dr Anderson who was born in the second building a long time ago and who worked in the factory that his family owned a long time ago. Very interesting old Florida information. That an hour or 2 and learn a... More

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A small museum that gives you a lot of history of Cedar Key. My husband and I found it very interesting. The woman working at the museum desk was very friendly and informative!

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Dacula, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

For a couple of dollars this Museum was worth the visit. Learned the history of the area, and like many other southern towns, prospered with the coming of the railroad, and pretty much died when the highway system began to dominate the form of travel.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This isn't another boring museum. While we were there, a gentleman operating the front desk gave the kids a great interactive story, getting them even more interested in history! There are some really wonderful items preserved here, including some original Civil War artifacts and other REALLY COOL items from the towns history involving pencils and brooms. Never knew some brooms... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This local museum serves as a great introduction to the history of Cedar Key and the surrounding area. Anyone interested in the Florida Railroad, cedar and palm products industries and Gulf seafood will find something to explore here.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great glimpse into the history of the area. Dr. Andrews was on site to give us a personal tour of his childhood home. His presence made the stop 100% worth it.

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

History of Cedar Key is very Interesting. Leaned where the town is now wasn't first place were Cedar Key was. Dr Andrews gave us great history when factory made bristles for broom from cabbage palm trees. Also learned the part you eat is in middle of trunk. The dental equipment his dad used make one appreciate Dentist today.

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Cedar Key
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

For only a $2 entrance fee you sure can get a lot of history from this well kept charming museum. There are two homes you can walk through each with a rest room and handicap accessible. You receive a couple of very interesting brochures telling you at a glance Cedar Key history in a time line fashion. This little town... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The museum is just about the first thing you see here. For 2 bucks you would be crazy to miss it! You have not been to cedar key unless you see the museum.

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