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Anna Maria Island Historical Museum

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Interesting and informative - wish it was open more days!

This is one of the more interesting and informative small "museums" we've visited, worldwide... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
Holmes Beach, Florida
Great overview of the history of Anna Maria Island!

We stopped in on our last visit to AMI mainly because it was extremely hot out and we knew they had... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
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402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

This is one of the more interesting and informative small "museums" we've visited, worldwide. Whoever had the idea, and put the exhibits together, did a great job. The island is small, only really settled by people living here full time about 100 years ago. But...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

We stopped in on our last visit to AMI mainly because it was extremely hot out and we knew they had air conditioning. Very happy we did, The museum itself has many interesting facts about the island and is located in a building that was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank fishblow
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The museum is small, but worth a visit. Laid out chronologically, it took us through the decades. The maps were particularly interesting and the stories of the settlers arriving in late 19th century and beyond were fascinating. The hardships they faced, the snakes and mosquitoes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 252rosie
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Knowledgeable staff, offered great info. Fun to walk around outside as well. The jail is cool and grounds are in a nice location.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kathleen e
Reviewed May 21, 2018

This was our first visit inside the actual museum. We've visited the jail and the cottage on the property, but never hit the time just right when the museum was open. We are so glad we caught it this time. Our guide, I believe her...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank DMDavis723
Reviewed May 9, 2018

I was waiting for Pickle Ball at the community center and had some time to before it was to start. So glad I did, very interesting and the ladies working were very informative. Beautiful Island!

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank MotelEly
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Lots of interesting historical info on the area and it’s close to local park if you need to stretch legs and get some fresh air.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

While not a very large museum it’s nevertheless packed with a great of information about life on the island. This free of charge museum will take you about 1/2 hour or so to go through but it’s worth it. There’s a great section about legendary...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Small museum on the history of Anna Maria Island. It even has a scavenger hunt to get kids engaged. The exhibits were well done and the docents were very friendly and informative. There is a photo op in the old jail and a house with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dat72
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Husbands win on this one. It was their suggestion and the museum is a complete time line of the island of Anna Maria. The displays tell the story of island development, including how they stopped mega high rises out and the people responsible for the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Audrey F
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