Manatee Village Historical Park

Manatee Village Historical Park, Bradenton: Hours, Address, Manatee Village Historical Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Manatee Village Historical Park

Manatee Village Historical Park
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Manatee Village Historical Park is an outdoor museum in Bradenton, FL, with historical buildings and artifacts.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Destry-Rides-Again
Apopka, FL35 contributions
For those who enjoy learning local history this is great place.
Oct 2021
For those who enjoy learning local history this is great place. Can easily do whole park in about an hour. Buildings offer placards with explanations on them. Park benches under large Live Oaks make for a nice place to sit and there is no admission fee - donations are welcome. Great place to come with children, too as they had a playground.

The schoolhouse was our favorite building. They also have the courthouse, the Stevens house, old country store, church and a lot more. All the buildings were staged with the appropriate era furniture and belongings.
Written October 24, 2021
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James N
42 contributions
historic buildings-worth the trip
Mar 2021
The schoolhouse was our favorite building. They also have the courthouse, the Stevens house, old country store, church and a lot more. All the buildings were staged with the appropriate era furniture and belongings. There are plenty of benches and picnic tables to sit and rest if needed. The majestic oaks provide a lot of much needed shade from the Florida sun. The self guided tour was quite informative with information outside each building. We went on a 90 degree day and were not bothered by the heat because of the oaks. GREAT PLACE FOR WEDDING PHOTOS.
Written March 31, 2021
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Thank you, James! We are so happy you enjoyed our museum! We are back to normal hours and hope you can visit us again soon!
Written July 1, 2021
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christina b
174 contributions
Takes you back in time
Mar 2021
First make sure you make reservations ahead of time as they only allow 25 visitors at a time due to COVID. It is FREE!! Donations are gladly welcome as I imagine it takes a lot to maintain the property. They have a great collection of antiques. The church was closed for renovation but the outside is gorgeous. The house, school and courthouse were very interesting.
Great place to visit for all ages. Very laid back, even had chickens running around. Nice place to sit and eat picnic lunch.
Written March 24, 2021
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Thank you, Christina! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit! We are back to normal hours and hope you can visit us again soon!
Written July 1, 2021
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Linda G
Bradenton, FL29 contributions
Nice Afternoon Activity
Dec 2019
For those who enjoy learning local history this is great part day stop while in the Manatee County area. Buildings offer placards with explanations on them. The main building has artifacts, historic photos and lots of factoids about the area that even locals may be surprised to learn! Park benches under large Live Oaks make for a nice place to sit and there is no admission fee - donations are welcome. Great place to come with children, too.
Written May 24, 2020
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Thank you for your review, Linda! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit! We are in the reopening process if you want to visit again soon :)
Written June 24, 2020
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Compass790103
12 contributions
Great 1 hour family stop
Mar 2020
We got tons of wonderful photos at this lovely stop on our way to Tampa from Naples. Our favorites were the house, school and courthouse. Great Florida historical, free, educational attraction. We enjoyed a warm welcome at the General Store a received a map for our self-guided tour. The train out front is being renovated, so that's the only thing we missed. There's a nice play structure at the back of the park for younger children that looked really enjoyable.
Written March 21, 2020
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Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed the visit and hope you can return for events or another stroll in the future!
Written March 26, 2020
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DGW49
Port Clinton, OH169 contributions
Nice museum and rendition of life the way it was.
Feb 2020
There is a general store and displays of artifacts. There is a cracker house that is a complete reproduction of a way of living back in the day. An old train (steam) and a boat works. It's free.
Written February 15, 2020
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Thank you so much!
Written February 18, 2020
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LoveTravel604064
16 contributions
Nice Outing
Jan 2020
If you enjoy history, be sure to visit. The park is leashed dog friendly, but they cannot go inside the buildings. I'm glad we went and learned more about local history and culture.
Written February 5, 2020
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We are so happy you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the wonderful review!
Written February 6, 2020
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John H
Fort Wayne, IN110 contributions
Nice History of the Area.
Jan 2020
We spent a full morning visiting the general store and the small village. We had a nice tour of the village which was provided by a volunteer. The volunteer provided a great overview and history of the buildings in the village. All of the buildings in the village were open for viewing. Bring your camera and plan on spending three hours or so.
Written February 5, 2020
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Thank you so much for this wonderful review, John! We're so happy you enjoyed the tour and our wonderful volunteer. We hope you can come back for one of our events!
Written February 6, 2020
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John W
20 contributions
See Old Florida
Jan 2020 • Couples
Stopped here on our way back to Holmes Beach. There is an accessible collection of restored buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century: general store, farmhouse, boat builder's shop, church and 1-room school set in a shady park. This is not a tourist destination but a relaxing and educational experience.
Written January 30, 2020
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Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and hope you can come back to experience our events in the future!
Written January 31, 2020
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Kyle E
Hamilton, Canada62 contributions
Worth a visit
Dec 2019
We had a nice visit for about an hour to view the buildings and learn about the history of the area. Everyone enjoyed the visit.
Written December 31, 2019
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Thank you for your review! We are so happy you all enjoyed your visit!
Written January 2, 2020
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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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