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Manatee Village Historical Park

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Address: 1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone Number: 941 749 7165
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nice local historical site

I don't have much to add to the other reviews, aside to say that we enjoyed our visit. The park includes a number of historical buildings (most relocated from elsewhere in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ann Arbor,Michigan USA
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Ann Arbor,Michigan USA
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't have much to add to the other reviews, aside to say that we enjoyed our visit. The park includes a number of historical buildings (most relocated from elsewhere in the area) including a general store, home, barn, courthouse, and church. There is a good interpretation available, both in a flyer and on signs. You can see features like... More 

Thank bpritts
Exeter, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The park comprises several restored original buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These include a church, schoolhouse, courtroom and interesting family house amongst others. Entrance is free and the tour is self guided. The buildings include many artefacts and walking around them at our leisure provided interesting historical insights. Well worth a visit.

Thank nevben
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manatee Village Historical Park is a hidden gem. The park is free to visit and the small collection of buildings and museum is very interesting and informative. Don't miss this one!

Thank Judyknitgirl
Brighton, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We returned to this village a year after our first visit and enjoyed it even more as we had our two young grandchildren with us aged 7 and 2. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and there was an interesting and somewhat challenging 'treasure hunt' which widened the knowledge of past times for our youngsters. For American visitors there... More 

Thank Petenbren
Norwalk, Connecticut
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99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I am staying in Florida for Christmas and we often try to find things to do. We're staying a long post and saw something written up in the paper and it looked interesting at this village. The paper said it was decorated for Christmas. The decorations are pretty good. They are not great. However the villages very interesting to see... More 

1 Thank ABW401
Bradenton, Florida
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161 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The museum consist of several building on lovely grounds. It should get plenty of visitors, imagine it would be an excellent field trip for school children to expose them to what this country was like before most of their grandparents were born. Hope the community supports it. My wife and I throughly enjoyed it.

1 Thank cozbill
Space Coast, Florida
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We visited on a Monday morning and were the only ones in the park. We had the whole place to ourselves. The park is free, but a donation is suggested. Everything is self-led. There is a brochure that gives a short description of each building. There were no guides or volunteers in the buildings. That would have been nice, if... More 

1 Thank Alyson M
Bradenton Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Fun way to learn about the beginnings of the area and how it progressed. Fun for the entire family. You will not regret this visit.

1 Thank Buddy O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Absolutely loved this place. No entry fee but a suggested donation. Buildings are set out around a small site with lots of information about the original use and situation of each one. The Stephens House was wonderful, I could just see myself living there! It was really interesting to read how the house was designed to keep it cool. There... More 

1 Thank Jane T
Bradenton, Florida
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

they have a nice christmas time walk thru the village, I know there is a halloween walk as well. I know if you inquire you can do a wedding cermony at the the church. For the train lovers there is a train engine.

Thank Edie S

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