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Manatee Village Historical Park

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Address: 1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1360
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+1 941-749-7165
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Park

Many, MANY historical buildings, visitor center is well lit with many area artifacts. People were very friendly and willing to share info. Look for the train engine out front!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellenton, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well done historical attraction. Donations accepted. Authentic buildings and artifacts from Florida's past. Loved the school house. Small playground for kids to blow off some steam. Probably best for kids over 8. Nice little gift shop. Nice way to spend about an hour.

Thank Rebekkasmom
Ellenton, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many, MANY historical buildings, visitor center is well lit with many area artifacts. People were very friendly and willing to share info. Look for the train engine out front!

Thank tmail54
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a pleasant surprise. Well presented display of buildings representing a certain period in Florida history. Nicely maintained and comfortably walked. Can easily be added as a side trip with another local activity.

Thank winthedb
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

My mother used to be an English volunteer here, in the 1980-90's, so we were interested to see what changes there were since then. There is only 1 building that is on its original site, but nevertheless the group of buildings are all original structures and all authentic, so it is easy to be transported back in time. It is... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Unless your just not interested in local history, you have to check the place out. Free entrance ( a donation would be nice). All of the buildings have historical meaning and have been moved there. You may be there only 30 minutes, or maybe all day.

Thank wehrleone
Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

The grandkids especially enjoyed the locomotive and the one room school house. It's an interesting look at the early days of Manatee County.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

The park consists of buildings that early settlers used when Bradenton was first started. A church, court house, school, house. A nice place to visit with friends and family.

Thank luvginger
Muskego, Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

We spent about an hour and a half touring this historical cluster of 16 buildings. Every building has a board with information about it and if you stop at the old store, they have brochures which tell about every building. The buildings are close together in a small park so there is not much walking involved. Very nice way to... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

My daughter was married here in the church. Very traditional and quaint. Great area for photos. We really enjoyed it.

Thank wannie61
Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Always enjoy stopping by to see a piece of history. We live down the road and stop here a few times a year.

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