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Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

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Address: 2nd Street and SR24, 609 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Phone Number:
+1 352-543-5549
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13:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 13:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Lutterloh building and Andrew's House are home to exhibits detailing...

The Lutterloh building and Andrew's House are home to exhibits detailing the picturesque village's history dating back to prehistoric times. Exhibits include Native American artifacts from the Timucuan era, the Second Seminole War, Journey of John Muir to Cedar Key, Cedar pencil industry, Seafood and Clam industry, Florida Railroad, and Donax Broom Manufacturing.

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Indian artifacts and whisk brooms

I'm a history buff and it's hard to keep me out of any museum. This little gem is worth the $5 fee, and the docent gave a very good overview of the island's history and answered... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a history buff and it's hard to keep me out of any museum. This little gem is worth the $5 fee, and the docent gave a very good overview of the island's history and answered questions. The most-interesting part for me was the history of the Saba/Cabbage palm brushes & brooms that were and island specialty. The broom company's... More 

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Thank Susan B
Miramar, Florida
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best informative journeys I've had in a small town. They are proud of their heritage and want travelers to enjoy it too.

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Thank stephanieB6503IJ
Phoenix, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed learning about the history of Cedar Key in this museum with attached residence. The history of the railroad, lumbering, and pencil making was informative and fun to learn. There's always more to the history of an area than meets the eye. Would recommend for all history buffs interested in Cedar Key.

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Thank mleahy60
Amy G, Executive Director at Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our museum and attached residence. We welcome school tours and docent led adult tours. We are open every day of the week. More 

Northville, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Having been to Key West several times, I always associated railways leading to outer parts of wild and tropical Florida with Henry Flagler. But, I was much surprised to learn the history of the line running from Fernandina Beach to Cedar Key and the important part Cedar Key played during the Civil War. Very knowledgeable and friendly docents...oh and also,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a great place to spend the day walking around and enjoying the local food. Check out the musiums to learn about the interesting past of the area.

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Thank Steven B
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a great little local museum put together with lots of love and heart. The narratives are not necessarily connected across the different rooms, but if you take your time you can get a great overview of the island and some insight into the people who have inhabited Cedar Key since the 19th century.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Cedar Key has such an interesting history! Who knew it was a national leader in two key industries - with companies that still exist today?!? So glad I stopped in...

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Thank MissLaughsALot
Cedar Key, Florida
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Lots of county and local Cedar Key history! If you are in the area and have a couple of hours to spare this is a lovely place to do it.

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Thank Rosewoodfoodie
Amy G, Executive Director at Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we strive to include all history from the Timucuan civilization and fossil records from the area all the way through our growth as a timber, turpentine, pencil and brush industries. Cedar Key was the earliest port at the terminus of the railroad and persons traveled through to and from Cuba, New Orleans, and New York.... More 

Sebring, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

There is a lot of Cedar Key history here. The gentleman collecting the small entrance charge also gives you a comprehensive history of the trade and railroad history. There is also a house that has been converted to a museum and on the day we visited the gentleman that was there was born in the house and was extremely interesting... More 

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New Bedford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The museum is worth a visit. We had many questions which a very well informed docent answered with great detail. He is clearly knowledgeable and a key reason we enjoyed the visit.

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