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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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Fernandina Beach FL
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stopped by the museum as part of the "Way We Work" exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian that runs for another week (Oct. 19). Very interesting information and we were fortunate in that one of the docents there was Dr. John Andrews whose family founded the Fiber Factory and was born in the house that is part of the museum... More

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Cedar Key
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97 reviews 97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

For a small island Cedar Key is rich in history. Civil War, John Muir 1000 mi. walk to the gulf, native american history, history of first railroad, eagle and Faber pencils, whisk broom history just to mention a few things. You could spend 2 hours easily exploring and learning Cedar Keys history. The cost to enter is only $2 per... More

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Oldsmar, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very informative! Only $2.00! Learned alot about C.K.....fascinating stuff. We had no idea C.K. was so rich in history......John Muir stayed there while recuperating from malaria

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Sarasota, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a great way to learn a little about the area. They did a very good job of displaying the items they have and the tags to explain the items were simple and to the point. I grew up in FL and never knew some of the industy they had in Cedar Key. It's located across the street from Tony's... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

All the information on the local area is unbelieveably interesting. You will learn more than you could have imagined. Extremely historic area of Florida.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Recommend making this your first stop when visiting Cedar Key. Lots of information, brochures, maps and other tourist items. Staff is very accommodating and friendly and the tour of the museum is informative as well. There is an additional charge for the tour but worth it.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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