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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: (941) 778-0492
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Great History!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ReviewMom4
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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.

Thank KarenBywater364
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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!

Thank BaltimoreBigmama
Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The museum is interesting, but the best time to visit is Wednesdays in season when local bakers produce homemade bread based on the recipe used by the island's original settlers. Take it home for a real treat!

2 Thank bflambeaub
Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We went to this meeting with our two children (ages 5 & 7) and were delighted. As soon as we stepped in we were greeted by a volunteer who set us up with a scavenger hunt to complete. Since the museum is pretty small it was manageable for the kids to complete it and then they received a small prize.... More 

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