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“Outstanding collection”

Cedar Key Historical Society Museum
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 12, 2013

My husband and I wandered on to this museum while out for a stroll. We decided to take a chance and check it out - I'm glad we did! The man that was there was incredibly knowledgeable. I could not believe that such a little town had such a collection of artifacts and historical items. It was a very interesting way to spend an hour (we both love history!). Definitely check this out.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

If you find yourself thirsty for more than fishing and local color, this will be a good destination. I don't think anyone just wanders in to Cedar Key, since it is located at the end of the world. We were there for the art show, and after getting lost in some cracker town about 40 miles away, our AT&T iPhone finally decided to find us.

We drove for miles without seeing much except trees, and then turned due west for a 24 mile run to the coast. We stayed a few days and had the chance to visit this small museum. The people were nice, and it was enjoyable to view the artifacts of the area. We has read about the pencil factory and the fiber mill, and both small industries flourished
in this remote area of Florida. It was interesting to see the actual products that were made, and other remnants of pioneer life. The town is tiny, but once it was a giant with lots of promise due to the railroad and seaport. Good representation of a forgotten America, well maintained for us to enjoy today.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Not always open. Check for hours. It is a small museum and, like everything else in Cedar Key is within walking distance.

Thank Gowney
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Nice history of this old town. Liked the displays and docent was knowledgable. Didn't take very long to see everything but what is tere is nice.

Thank Woodsylady
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

For such a small community Cedar Key has a very interesting Historical Museum. The docents are knowledgeable and all very nice and helpful. This museum is run by all volunteers. At a reasonable cost of $2 per person it is a must visit, after all the money collected is used for building upkeep, supplies and all the other expenses to raise more funds for updates and new displays. It is nice to learn a little history of the place I am visiting or even living in.

Thank FarawayInn
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