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We Want Your Vote!

We're creating a chicken mascot!

We need your help to name her.

What better animal to represent Manatee Village Historical Park than an animal that actually lives here?

While we design what she will look like, we want your help in picking her name! The possible names include:

Henrika, Harper, Tamilda, Camilla, and Hattie.

Click the button above to vote!


Manatee Village Historical Park

How To Visit

In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our visitors and staff, Manatee Village Historical Park will be open during specific hours and will follow a maximum capacity limit.

At this time, we will remain closed on

Holidays and weekends.

Our current hours are:

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed Holidays - Next Closure is July 5

Want to make a donation?

Click the red button below. Thank you for supporting our museum!


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.


Weekdays 9:00am - 4:00pm

Closed Holidays

At this time, we will remain closed on Holidays and weekends. 

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

Just look for "Old Cabbage Head," our 1913 Baldwin Locomotive, welcoming visitors to the museum.


Admission is FREE! Donations welcome. 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.

Support us when you purchase items on Amazon!

Click the button below to set your Amazon Smile account to

"Manatee County Historical Commission Inc."

and a portion of your spending amount will come to our non-profit

without spending extra money!