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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A Step Back In Time

Visited today during the 150th Occupation of Manatee. Was so taken by the people in period dress, and the military display of Union Soldiers from The War Between The States. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Visited today during the 150th Occupation of Manatee. Was so taken by the people in period dress, and the military display of Union Soldiers from The War Between The States. It is so interesting to see how people lived here in Florida during that time!

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Wimauma, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Definitely worth the trip. A good glimpse into the past. Do not figure on making a day of it just not enough to see. Probably better when there is an event going on.

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Venice, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Some lovely buildings here from the past especially the Y shaped cracker house and the chapel plus the train for kids to climb on. Best of all is the price which is donations only. A nice gift shop as well. This is a great taste of old Florida.

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Clermont, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very nice, well preserved historical park, with many buildings to explore. Most of which aren't completely closed off as most other museums are. You are allowed to touch, feel and explore much of the history contained here. There is even a playground to give kids a break from the history. It's worth mentioning, the entire experience is free of charge.... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you love strolling through some history from the late 1800s and early 1900s this is the perfect place to do just that! The park is laid out in an orderly fashion! Just pick up a brochure/map from the Wiggins General Store and start with #1 on the map -- which is the Old Cabbage Head Steam Engine. It's a... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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384 reviews 384 reviews
99 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

During a ride around the Sarasota area, we stopped at the Historical Park in Bradenton. It was listed in AAA and was well worth the visit. The citizens of the County had preserved several of the building from days gone by and moved them to this one site. There is a shed used by a prominent boat builder complete with... More 

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Cleveland, Georgia, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It turned out to be a rainy day, but we still enjoyed our time visiting each building in this small enclave of local history. It is one of those places that you can spend a couple hours enjoying just reading and studying what life was like back when. I think it is a nice place to visit and you really... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This wonderful free historical park was a great surprise. We attended a great lecture and then spent several hours exploring the buildings and exhibits.

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Clearwater
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

If you are interested in history, this is a place for you. The park consist of local, historic building saved from demolition and moved to this one location. Stop in the main building for a map and to visit the small upstairs museum. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a nice way to spend a few hours... More 

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newyork
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Manatee Historical Village is a small collection of buildings representing Old Florida. There is even an old locomotive to climb on as well as a children's play area. Just the right size for a small dose of history. Even the family pooch is welcome. Suggest using the GPS as it is a bit tricky to get to.

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