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Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

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Address: 2nd Street and SR24, 609 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Phone Number: +1 352-543-5549
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Lutterloh building and Andrew's House are home to exhibits detailing...

The Lutterloh building and Andrew's House are home to exhibits detailing the picturesque village's history dating back to prehistoric times. Exhibits include Native American artifacts from the Timucuan era, the Second Seminole War, Journey of John Muir to Cedar Key, Cedar pencil industry, Seafood and Clam industry, Florida Railroad, and Donax Broom Manufacturing.

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Great for local history and information!! Easy to get around, have ramps if they are needed! Always enjoy taking visitors to Cedar Key.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for local history and information!! Easy to get around, have ramps if they are needed! Always enjoy taking visitors to Cedar Key.

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is truly a well presented museum for local history. Stocked full of artifacts, photos, one will come away with a better feel and appreciation for the area.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a first-time visitor to Cedar Key, this museum was a must-stop for us in order to learn about the area. Highly recommend anyone new to the Cedar Key - and a history buff! - visit the museum for an hour or two (though, you could really spend many more than that taking in absolutely all that the museum has... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative greeting. Learned a lot from front desk. Museum was well set up and had a lot to look at. My son who is in college really enjoyed it. Both buildings worth the visit.

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Thank Lorraine J
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The museum was done fairly well for a small town with relics from the pre-Colonial Indian days and the civil war. Also, the how and who where the key players in the early development of Cedar Key during prior and after the Civil War. There was also very good coverage of the manufacturing and fishing industries as well as the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The price was excellent.The museum has 2 separate buildings.Lots of interesting information on the formation of the town.Many artifacts dating back to 1800's.If you enjoy museums then this is a pleasant activity.Probably will only take about an hour to see it all.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We visited the first day they reopened after Hermine, but they seem to have done a good job of recovering from several feet of water. The collection relates to local industries and notable visitors (I recommend John Muir's book on his 1000 mile walk), and also includes a house that started small and grew with the town.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Very nicely done, and well attanded. You get a great sense of how and why the Key is what it is today

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Sanford, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Wonderful local museum. Learn about the history of the area such as the early settlements, the coming of the railroad, early industries, pioneer families, devastations due to hurricanes, and much more. Nominal entrance fee. Worth seeing.

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Palm Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We went to have lunch next door at Tony's which has THE BEST CLAM CHOWDER EVER! Brought a few cans home with us. Then went to visit the museum. for a small donation the volunteer shows you a map and tells a little history of Cedar Key. Then you are on your own to tour the rest of the small... More 

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