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Plan Your Visit


Admission is free; donations are appreciated

Our Hours:
Monday – Friday, 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month

9 AM – 4 PM

Closed on holidays and their associated weekends.

Saturday Openings:

  • June 8, June 22

  • July 13, July 17

Located At:

1404 Manatee Avenue East (SR 64)

Bradenton, FL 34208

Our main entrance is on 14th Street East.
Just look for “Old Cabbage Head”, our 1913 Baldwin Locomotive, welcoming visitors to the museum from SR 64.

What to Expect:

When you arrive, you will pull into our parking lot from 14th St E. You may begin your self-led tour at the Wiggins Store (brick building). During your self-led tour, you may use our paper brochures (available in the Wiggins Store) or use an app (listed below) which would require your own device's mobile data. WiFi will not be available. As you tour the site, please do not tamper with our collections (such as touching, moving, or climbing historical structures and artifacts).


Please be aware of the weather and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. Air conditioning will not be available in most areas. We have benches for you to rest. Restrooms are located near the back of the 1887 Church and inside the Wiggin General Store.

Please read our Visitor Rules and FAQ page, if you have any questions. Thank you for visiting!

Upcoming Closures:
  • May 25 - 27 (Sat. - Mon.) for Memorial Day Weekend.
  • June 19th (Wed.) for Juneteenth
  • June 4 - 5 (Thurs. - Fri.) for Independence Day


Most of the amenities and points of interest at Manatee Village Historical Park are ground level, or feature ramps or a wheel chair lift. Due to the historic nature of our buildings, not all are ADA compliant. For those who wish to utilize them, we offer several online experiences, which provide both text and audio options. These resources can be found below.

Please call or e-mail for more information.

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"The Clio" app

This app provides information about our buildings in one place.
"The Clio" is a nonprofit that features several historical sites.

Click HERE to start the walking tour.

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The "Florida Stories" app

This app provides local historical landmarks, including some of our buildings. Made by Manatee Libraries and Florida Humanities Council.

Click HERE to download the app.

Plan Your Visit: About Us
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