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Florida Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Its a place not to miss.

This was our first visit to Museum,and even though I know nothing about the Maritime subject it was... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2019
Hazel W
A great Free stop.

Fantastic little Museum in Cortez, FL. A great place to learn about the Cortez fishing village and... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2019
Peter L
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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The schoolhouse was constructed in 1912. It was the second schoolhouse to be built in Cortez, a small fishing village that was established in the 1880’s. For many years, it served not only as a school, but also as a community center and hurricane...more
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4415 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The old building was interesting in itself. History of the fishing industry and the boats used. Didn’t take long to go thru but worth the stop

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kissmybass
Reviewed 9 February 2019

This was our first visit to Museum,and even though I know nothing about the Maritime subject it was fascinating. The docents/volunteers were extremely helpful. The layout is totally accessible and easy to get around. The displays range from awesome sea shells, sea life, maps, boats,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hazel W
Reviewed 18 January 2019

Fantastic little Museum in Cortez, FL. A great place to learn about the Cortez fishing village and some of the history of Anna Maria Island.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter L
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

A quaint little slice of coastal history. Informative and interesting displays. Loved the history of the building too. Wish they had more in their gift shop area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 867heathere
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Make sure we get a guide, he was so knowledgable. Great exhibits and souviner shop. Expect to spend about an hour here.lots of local history

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Minkster56
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Lots of beautiful shells, ship models, historical photos, and a small gift shop. Admission is free/or donation.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NanSea03
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I love this little museum, with it's local history and restored schoolhouse. You can tell much love and effort went into communicating the Maritime history of Cortez Fishing Village, a vital contributor to this area of Florida.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Maureen O
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

As a frequent winter visitor to the area I have always been interested in the seemingly insular and anachronistic fishing village of Cortez beyond the restaurants. The FFM is a small free admission museum located in the historic 1912 Cortez Schoolhouse which has an interesting...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tom B
Reviewed 9 March 2018

As charming as the town of Cortez it’s located in, this little museum is an overview of things nautical and the local fishing industry. It’s worth spending some time here and then touring this quaint area. If there is a storybook Florida, Cortez is it....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DomRiccardo
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Our first trip to Cortez. The museum had very interesting exhibits related to local history centered on the fishing industry.

Date of experience: February 2018
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