Manatee Village Historical Park
Hours & Location
Monday–Friday, 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month
9 AM–4 PM
Closed on holidays and their associated weekends.
Admission is free; donations are appreciated
1404 Manatee Avenue East (SR 64)
Bradenton, FL 34208
Thursday, May 25, 9-11 AM
Friday, May 26, 9-11 AM
Interested in Volunteering at Manatee Village? Join us for a Cemetery Cleanup! Volunteers will learn how we maintain the 1850 Manatee Burying Ground, and will have the opportunity to assist us with the cleaning of headstones and grave markers. Click the photo to sign up!
1850 Manatee Burying Ground, Staff Photo
Mayhem in Manatee
Saturday, June 24, 2 PM
Explore the murders that put small-town Sarasota on the national map through a lecture by MVHP staff. From murders to prison escapes, the Sarasota Vigilance Committee left the nation in awe when a group of men in Sarasota (then part of Manatee County) came together in 1884 to form a group with the sole purpose of eliminating “obnoxious” people. By summer they would have committed their first murder and gotten away with it. In December, they murdered postmaster Charles Abbe in broad daylight but they wouldn’t be so lucky.
Image: Main Street in Sarasota, Circa 1885-1886. Courtesy of Manatee County Public Library Historical Digital Collection