Manatee Village Historical Park


Our Hours:

Monday - Friday

2nd/4th Saturdays of the month

9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed on Holidays & their associated weekends
We may be closed at other times due to inclement weather
(closures will be announced on this page)

Upcoming Saturday Openings:

November 13

Upcoming Closures:

Thursday, November 11

Thursday, November 25 to Sunday, November 28 

Want to make a donation?

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

An Old Florida Christmas 

Saturday, December 11, 2021 

11 AM - 4 PM 

Featuring, Food, Crafts, and Vendors 

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The Wars of Manatee

New Temporary Exhibit

Available on-site

November 2021 - October 2022

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.


Monday - Friday

2nd/4th Saturdays of the month

9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed on Holidays & their associated weekends

Upcoming Saturdays:

September 25, October 9, October 23

Upcoming Closures:

Thursday, September 16

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

Our entrance is on 14th St E.

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

Admission is FREE! Donations welcome. In the Wiggins Store, you may donate with cash or use our devices to donate $5 using your credit/debit card.

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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