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Public Programs

Manatee Village presents several public programs throughout the year, including lectures, craft workshops, and interactive family-friendly activities. The best way to keep informed about what is happening is to visit our website or Facebook page frequently, or sign up for our Cabbage Head Gazette newsletter on our Home Page.

Current Program Offerings


Hands-on History Hours

Start Date:7/2/2019 10:00 AM
End Date:7/30/2019 11:00 AM
Sign-up for this listserv to receive the links to register for Manatee Village Historical Park's Hands-on History Hour by emailing Melissa Porter.

Hands-on History Hour is offered each Tuesday in July at 10am at Manatee Village. Parents and their children will be led by Manatee Village staff in fun, historically-based hands-on activities, some of which will include take-home items. Each session will be unique and will focus on a different aspect of Florida history.

This program is free, but registration is required. You must register for each session independently. Registration for each session will open one week before that session.

Use the link above to register for the e-mail list that will receive the link to register each week. The links will also be posted in this event on our website, and on our social media (@manateevillage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). 

Group Tour Information

Group tours are provided for groups of 10 people or more.* The cost is $3.00 per person. Reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance by calling (941) 749-7165. 

*Group tours may be provided for groups of 10 or fewer people, but the minimum cost of $30.00 will still apply.

Download our group tour application here: MVHP Group Tour Reservation Request rev. 1-30-12.pdf

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Village Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays each month, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday openings in May are: May 11


  • May 6-7 while staff are at Florida History Day
  • May 8 from 9am-1pm for staff training. We will be open to the public from 1pm to 4pm.
  • May 25-27 for Memorial Day weekend
  • The month of June for in-service work

Phone: (941) 749-7165

E-mail addresses are public records under Florida law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact by phone at the phone numbers above, or contact us in writing, via the United States Postal Service, at this address- Manatee County Historical Commission 1404 Manatee Ave. E, Bradenton, Fl 34208.

Location Map:



1404 Manatee Avenue East 
(SR 64)
Bradenton, FL. 34208



Village Hours

Monday – Friday and 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month

9:00am – 4:00pm

Closed holidays and their corresponding weekends.