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Anna Maria Island Historical Museum

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Address: 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
Phone Number: +1 941-778-0492
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Packed with artifacts and history

A definite stop while on AMI. Loaded with the history and prehistory of the island and the coolest old stuff and pictures. If you took the time you could learn a lot about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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Brookville, Indiana
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Brookville, Indiana
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

A definite stop while on AMI. Loaded with the history and prehistory of the island and the coolest old stuff and pictures. If you took the time you could learn a lot about the island history. I wasn't crazy about the kids having a clip board shoved at us to do a scavenger hunt. It's a nice idea and fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

A very interesting and quaint museum on Anna Maria island. Good illustration of the recent and distant past going back to Spanish arrical c16 and the indiginous native tribes. Very interesting collection and highly enthusiastic volunteer staff.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Very small & limited places to park but good place to get to know history on the island! It was a cute little place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is great museum. It's small but don't let its size put you off. It's packed full of interesting artefacts and info about the island. We were lucky enough to meet a wonderful lady volunteer called Mair. Her knowledge of the island was very in depth and she made our visit so very enjoyable. There is a free trolley stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

My kids (8 and 12) wanted to stop in here and I am glad we did. They had a little treasure hunt that the girls did while we learned about the history of the island. The volunteer was very knowledgeable and full of interesting information. The original jail in the back is great for a funny picture and the relocated... More 

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Apopka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

We had a wonderful time exploring this museum! It was loaded with great artifacts, displays and photos that detail the history of the island and surrounding area, There is a cool little scavenger hunt the kids can do while they are there. If they guess all the answers they win a prize. The Museum docent, Mair, was absolutely wonderful. She... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Anna Maria has been around for many, many years. Over those years, certain items have accumulated, telling a tale of the love for this island and the hardships many endured to persevere and make the island what it is today. The museum does a great job displaying these mementos in a semi-linear, chronological order which "edutains" the audience. I am... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Not the largest of museums but really interesting. It travels back in time to when Anna Marie Island was first discovered by a reverend on a journey over from Tampa, the island is named after his daughter. Lots of photographs and exhibits and the lady who was there when we visited was really knowledgeable. Hope you enjoy your visit as... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

It was nice to see all of the old historic things from Anna Maria Island!!!! Very friendly lady working inside. We bought a tee shirt and a shell bag. We also took pics at the old jail.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is a lovely little museum that is very special to those who work there. Definitely stop to learn a little about the island. It won't take long as it's a teeny museum but you'll learn a lot of history. While you're there be sure to check out the jail and the old house that fell into the sea!

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