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Manatee Village Historical Park

1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1360
+1 941-749-7165
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Went on a school field trip

This is free and the school field trip was nice. The children learned alot about early Floridians... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheryl C
Historic trip

This historic park is a real gem. You have to make this a must see destination. This place has some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carlcapt
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1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1360
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"general store"
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"one room school house"
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"train engine"
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"suggested donation"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"experience life"
in 3 reviews
"cracker house"
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"free brochure"
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"authentic buildings"
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"old trees"
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"small site"
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"steam locomotive"
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"united methodist church"
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"civil war"
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"boat builder"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is free and the school field trip was nice. The children learned alot about early Floridians and their way of life. They even had a metal worker to show how they made things like nails, etc.

Thank Cheryl C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historic park is a real gem. You have to make this a must see destination. This place has some real gems to see.

1  Thank Carlcapt
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

A 1914 steam locomotive, cracker house, boatworks building, old general store, schoolhouse, and a courthouse to walk through. The day we visited, there was also a sweet cat, and a rooster crowing on the property! Interesting history.

Thank NanSea03
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Manatee Village Historical Park is a collection of historical buildings (mostly) included in a fenced complex on the east side of Bradenton. The complex began apparently with the donation of the Old Meeting House, a church donated by the Manatee United Methodist Church and moved...More

Thank JWJB05
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This unique park is a great way to visualize and experience life in early Florida firsthand. You can easily find this free historical park by looking for Old Cabbagehead (locomotive) by Manatee Avenue. Start at the general store for your orientation. There are some unique...More

Thank TFopinion
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

As a frequent winter visitor to the area have wanted to visit the park for some time. A chilly but sunny morning provided the perfect opportunity for walking the grounds and building interiors. Found locating the entrance and parking area a little convoluted. The admission...More

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Carolyn and Elizabeth, at the front desk were super informative and were very friendly too. They unlocked one of the gates so that I could get a great photo of one of the iron gates. I enjoyed seeing the schoolhouse the most. The courtroom was...More

Thank Tim G
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Free! (Bonus) Self guided tours. (You choose pace) get a sampling of life in that time. I enjoyed the House. The brick paths & trees are pretty, too.

1  Thank shelley b
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

A nice selection of buildings at the sight brought there from other places. Easy to access and a nice walk

Thank Dianne S
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We spent a most enjoyable hour exploring the buildings and the historical artefacts that fill this small site on the edge of Bradenton (14th Street East on the SR64). Mostly original buildings that have been saved and moved to this location. Lots of information on...More

1  Thank Sennockian55
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mezzoexp
29 June 2017|
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Response from Donald W | Reviewed this property |
The hours are 9am-4pm. Closed Sunday. There is no fee but they do ask for a donation. A donation helps keeps this open air museum open. $5 is not unreasonable for a look at old Florida.
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1404 Manatee Ave East. The park is located at the junction of SR 64 (Manatee Ave) and 14th St.. Manatee Ave. is one way (Westbound) from 14th St. through downtown Bradenton. To go Eastbound you use 6th Ave East & 7th Ave... More
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