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Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

Closes in 21 min: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Charming Museum

The museum is small, but perfect for a raining day. A great way to learning more about the Florida... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pompano Beach, Florida
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Loved finding out about the history of Cedar Key

Very knowledgeable staff, lots to see and experience. The museum is full of local historical... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
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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...more
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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2nd Street and SR24, 609 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
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All reviews civil war small town interesting facts pencil factory back in the day florida town entry fee worth a visit take your time old florida on display self guided tour answer any questions lots of history broom brush whisk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small, but perfect for a raining day. A great way to learning more about the Florida days of Cedar key.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank graciane2010
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Very knowledgeable staff, lots to see and experience. The museum is full of local historical artifacts and it is located in the heart of Cedar Key. Friendly staff, well maintained, good souvenirs.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

This small museum is centrally located in town so easy to walk to. Lots of artifacts and information about the local history. Worth the $3 admission. It is a self guided tour. The museum attendant was friendly and available to answer any questions.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katz1158
Reviewed November 25, 2018

This museum is sort of all over the place. Lots of things to read, but very difficult to read with poor lighting small original documents behind glass. They don't go into the pencil industry at all. Just a small case with some old pencils and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susie P
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This is a chance to see what old Florida looked like back-in-the-day. Old photos, artifacts, furniture, and much more. It provides a small window into, what it was like to live in this part of Florida. I highly recommend a visit to this museum. Hope...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Free to public and loved seeing all the artifacts within the Museum. Extremely friendly staff and very knowledgeable of the Island. They even gave out free stickers!!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sherry1290
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Knowledgeable local docents. Lots of information about human habitation. Lovely old building. We learned about the pencil industry and local seafood industries.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marsha W
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Small, very focused, local Museum. The museum traces the community’s history. Cedar Key is on the Gulf of Mexico, west from I-75 on SR24. A totally off the beaten path, small historic FL community, dating to the middle 1800s. Actually, a very mini Key West...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 977samd
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Nice little gem of a museum. Lots of great displays with tons of information. Take your time and soak it all in. Cedar Key is rich in history. The folks in charge here do a great job. Make sure you donate. It is a museum...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anoriginal2014
Reviewed September 3, 2018

A small museum with some interesting exhibits. When I complimented the quality of a display, one of the docents told me that it, and many of the other displays, were designed by a volunteer (recently deceased) who had made displays at the Smithsonian. When our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 6, 2018|
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Response from dbellan | Reviewed this property |
There is such mentions but in larger county wide context. Cedar Key was mostly fishing people. One hurricane they lost 20 boats and their crews. When they banned the nets 25 families lost their livelihoods. I saw mention of... More
November 29, 2015|
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Response from dgbinkley | Property representative |
When visit our wonderful Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, you will notice that the famous Tony's Seafood is immediately across the street. Not only do they have the best clam chowder, but they have affordable and tasty... More