Upcoming Events

 

Old Manatee Picnic

CANCELLED - Message from Manatee Libraries: "Due to speaker cancellation, the Old Manatee Picnic scheduled for this Saturday at Manatee Village Historical Park has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to reschedule for a future time, possibly in the fall."


Did you know about the Underground Railroad right here in Manatee County? Hosted by Sherry Svekis of Reflections of Manatee and Manatee Libraries, join us for a talk on the community of Angola, a refuge for enslaved peoples between Manatee River and the Sarasota Bay. Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Central Library. FREE event.

Location: Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East (SR 64) Bradenton, Florida.

Cemetery Tours

CANCELLED - Out of an abundance of caution, Manatee Village is canceling events and programs scheduled to take place through April 17. This means that our Cemetery Tours will be cancelled.

Persons who already bought tickets will receive a full refund. We do not currently have an alternative date, but we will be looking into one. Follow us on social media @manateevillage or subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates.

Manatee Village will remain open to the public on a normal schedule.

Thank you for your understanding.


Back by popular demand, take a guided walking tour of the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds!

Two guided tours will take place in the daylight of Spring on March 28th. Learn the cemetery’s history and landscape, personal stories of those buried, and the meaning of tombstone shapes and symbols.

Tours will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:00am and at 2:00pm. Each tour lasts approximately one hour.

Special Tour Fee: $10 per person (+$1 fee per ticket from SignUpGenius): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4fabab28a3f58-cemetery3

Limited spaces, non-refundable. Tickets will go on sale at the end of February. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Appropriate clothing and footwear is encouraged. Tours take place outside with natural elements including uneven ground and exposure to sunlight. Changes due to weather will be decided 30-60 minutes before tour. In case of rain, the tour will take place in the 1887 Church with a presentation.

Location: Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East (State Road 64) Bradenton, Florida. 

April Fools' Day

CANCELLED - Out of an abundance of caution, Manatee Village is canceling events and programs scheduled to take place through April 17. This means that our April Fool’s Day event will be cancelled.

Manatee Village will remain open to the public on a normal schedule.

Thank you for your understanding.


April 1, 2020 is National Walking Day and April Fools’ Day!

Use your legs, wheelchair, or walker to explore our museum grounds during the evening.  Kids or those who are kids at heart can make silly crafts (like a wormy apple!) at our craft tables outside. All buildings and the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds will be open (Gift Shop will be closed).

Free event, donations are appreciated.

Location: Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East (State Road 64) Bradenton, FL.

(941) 749-7165

1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208, USA

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