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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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nice christmas time stroll

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Edie S
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A great way to learn about the history of Bradenton! I also recommend visiting during October when they do Spirit Voices.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have not had a grandchild visit that we didn't take them to the Manatee Historical Park. The exhibits are self explanatory and varied. Free admission is a definite plus.

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was about our tenth visit in about 15 years .... Love the old house there... one year we were there near Christmas and it was lovely to see how it had been decorated traditionally . Bit disappointed they have put a small play area there as it is not in keeping with the historical ambiance ..appreciate they have made... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

this was a great historical village with lots of antiques and building still intact and well preserved ---it is so nice to see someone is taking care and preserving the past There was a lot of things my grandmother had and brought back memories of my childhood

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you are in the area on one of their open days(be sure to check) it's worth to stop by for a visit. Grounds are nice to explore, and buildings show a glimpse of life in Manatee County from a bygone era. Be sure to check out upstairs displays in the Mercantile Store, I found them the most interesting.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is not a very large village, but it's still worth a trip if you live in the area. Interesting buildings and information. I believe they do have specials events on occasion; however, I have never attended one.

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

No admittance fee, just a donation. Probably the most interesting thing on the property is the old steam engine out front. Although maybe that's because I remember them so vividly from my boyhood. Has a lot of Florida history, and examples of what life was like in the 18th-19th century. If you're a history buff, this is the place for... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Manatee village historical park has so many interesting things to explore. It's a great place to take friends and family. We have taken our grand children there and also visiting friends. A visit there is always enjoyable

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have driven past here a thousand times but never stopped. I recently read that there would be a seminar on beekeeping held there, so I visited for that. After the seminar, I wandered the grounds looking at all of the historical buildings and artifacts. I learned many things about my town that I didn't know before. Well worth the... More 

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