Manatee Village Historical Park


Our Hours:

MondayFriday, 2nd/4th Saturdays of the month

9 AM–4 PM

Closed on holidays and their associated weekends.

We may be closed at other times due to inclement weather.

(Closures will be announced on this page.)

Upcoming Closures:

November 24–26, December 23–January 2


Upcoming Saturday Openings:

December 10, 10 AM–3 PM, An Old Florida Christmas

January 14, January 28

Want to make a donation?

Click the red button below.

Thank you for supporting our museum!

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An Old Florida Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2022

10 AM–3 PM

featuring food, crafts, music and vendors.

Vendor space at this event is full. If you'd like to be placed on the waiting list, email or
call 941-749-7165.

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The Wars of Manatee

Temporary Exhibit on-site until December 10, 2022

The Wiggins Store 2nd floor exhibit gallery will be closed starting December 12, 2022, for installation of our new temporary exhibit, Living Off the Land, opening January 3, 2023.

Map Credit: Military Map of Florida, 1856. Courtesy of the Special Collections Department, University of South Florida. 


Take a stroll back in time...

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About Us


Our mission is to preserve and share the heritage of Manatee County's founding period (1840-1918).

With free admission and 14 points of interest, this is a great way to learn about the history of Manatee County and Old Florida long before paved roads and electricity.



We are located at 1404 Manatee Avenue East
(SR 64), Bradenton, FL 34208

Our entrance is on 14th Street East 

(see map below)

Just look for "Old Cabbage Head," 

our 1913 Baldwin Locomotive,

welcoming visitors to the museum.

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Admission is FREE! Donations welcome. In the Wiggins Store, you may donate with cash or donate online.

Certain special events require an admission fee.

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Manatee Village Historical Park is primarily accessible for differently-abled individuals. Due to the historic nature of our buildings, visitors may be offered an alternative experience.
Call 941-749-7165 or email for more information.

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