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Manatee Village Historical Park

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Address: 1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone Number: 941 749 7165
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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interesting stop.

if you're looking for an interesting little historical spot stop by. We enjoyed wandering and around and learning a bit of history. The volunteers there were very informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you're looking for an interesting little historical spot stop by. We enjoyed wandering and around and learning a bit of history. The volunteers there were very informative.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent attraction to visit and get to learn something about Florida's history. It's only a small plot but quite a few historic buildings have been relocated there. You start your tour in the Wiggins General Store which has some really interesting exhibits and you can have a go at guessing what they were used for before lifting... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learned more about Florida history and the people who changed it. The effect of the railroad and how it contributed to travel, industrial growth and population. Interesting to see how the old south homes were built and what life was like a hundred years ago.

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Parrish, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice small historical village setup for a hour visit. It has a church, original school house, boat building shop, house and more. It will take about an hour for a quick look and see visit but if you're a historical buff it offers more where you can read the informative placards in each building and area.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for something different to do, so we found this attraction on Tripadvisor. What a wonder. This small village of historical buildings if perfect if you don't want to do much walking. Everything is within a block. We lucked out and even got to see a wedding at the old church. My mom went to a one room... More 

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1 Thank donna m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a brilliant place to visit, so few old homes are left. Here they are preserved and you can wander around them at your leisure. Recommended for all the family, and free. Although I recomend you make a donation if you can afford it.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I loved this place , going around the houses , the grocers store and the schoolroom, the historical information on the walls was very interesting and the surrounding village feel were great. My Mum and niece enjoyed it, parking was easy and we took some fun photographs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We come here everytime my grandchildren visit and they always find something new and grabs their attention.It also has history to keep us adults interested. Free but please donate to keep this amazing bit of old Florida alive

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Loved it! Great way to learn about our cracker history. The courthouse in the school and the boathouse were my favorites. Of all the historical parks we've seen I've never seen one with an authentic boat shop!

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I always enjoy knowing more about places where I live. I enjoyed reading the signs and seeing buildings that have been in the area since the early 1800s/ I might have enjoyed it more had there been a tour guide.

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