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Manatee Village Historical Park


Our Hours:

Monday–Friday, 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:

February 20

Saturday Openings:

(Gift Shop Open 11AM - 2 PM)

January 28 

February 11 & 25 

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Click the red button below.

Thank you for supporting our museum!

Hammer family home on Holly Hill Drive - Davenport, Florida, 1911 - State Archives of Flor

Living Off
the Land

New Temporary Exhibit
opens January 17, 2023

The Wiggins Store 2nd floor exhibit gallery will be closed starting December 12, 2022, for installation of our new temporary exhibit.

Image: Hammer family home on Holly Hill Drive, Davenport, Florida, 1911 - State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

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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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