CANCELLED: Out of an abundance of caution in lieu of COVID-19, Manatee Village is cancelling "Tombstone Tours". This is our annual evening guided walking tour of the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds. We hope to hold this annual event in October 2021 and might be able to offer Spring tours in Spring 2021. We apologize for this inconvenience!
CANCELLED: Originally, we planned to hold a tea event in mid-August of 2020. We wanted to gather to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Manatee Village Historical Park staff members were going to discuss how tea rooms influenced the Women’s Suffrage Movement while tea and pastries were to be served in a historic 1910 home. Out of an abundance of caution, Manatee Village is canceling events and programs until further notice. We hope to reschedule for later!
April Fools' Day
CANCELLED - Out of an abundance of caution, Manatee Village is canceling events and programs until further notice. This means that our April Fool’s Day event will be cancelled.
Thank you for your understanding.
PREVIOUS INFORMATION: 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.
CANCELLED - Out of an abundance of caution, Manatee Village is canceling events and programs until further notice. This means that our Cemetery Tours will be cancelled.
Persons who already bought tickets will receive a full refund.
Thank you for your understanding.
PREVIOUS INFORMATION: 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.
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."
PREVIOUS INFORMATION: 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.