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Manatee History Day

Manatee History Day is like a science fair for history. Students in Manatee County are encouraged to join the Manatee History Day Club which helps them learn more about history and research. Club meetings include information about competing at the county level (Manatee History Day), state level (Florida History Day), and national level (National History Day). Manatee Village Historical Park employees lead club meetings. Click below to learn more and follow us on social media!



Let us give you free, fun things to do when you're not exploring the museum. Activities range from personality quizzes, puzzles, coloring sheets, to a blacksmith demonstration video and math problems. Great for adults who want to relax, teachers, and bored kids.


Field Trips

We are currently developing new school programs for students of various ages and needs. School teachers must inquire and receive confirmation to reserve their trip. To inquire, please email Allyson O'Leary, Education and Volunteer Coordinator, at


Traveling History Trunk

The Life of a Civil War Soldier traveling trunk outreach program is designed to provide students with experiential learning opportunities that enhance the core history curriculum. It generates student interest in American history through the exploration of artifact reproductions, documents, photographs, and other resources. 

Stay tuned for our next Traveling Trunk themes!

The trunk is available from the Manatee Village Historical Park with support from donations and the Manatee County Historical Commission. There is no fee to use it, and teachers may keep the trunk for maximum two weeks. For more information, please contact us at

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Guest Speakers

Looking for a speaker for your local club or organization? Staff can give informational talks on Manatee Village Historical Park, Manatee County History, and Manatee History Day. Availability varies based on upcoming events and staff schedules. To check availability, email or call (941) 749-7165.

Download the Speaker Request form


Group Tours

Group Tours are provided for groups of 10 people or more.* The cost is $5.00 per person. Reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance by calling (941) 749-7165.

*Group tours may be provided for groups of 10 people or fewer,

however, the minimum price of $50.00 will still apply.

Download our Group Tour Application