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Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

2nd Street and SR24, 609 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
+1 352-543-5549
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Superb historical museum

This museum is designed beautifully and easy to navigate and keep your interest. I learned so much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kbyarlay
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Auburn
Interesting history on the main drag of Cedar River

Take a short trip through the recent (european) history of Cedar River in this museum featuring... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Knitzy
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Yankeetown, Florida
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2nd Street and SR24, 609 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
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"second building"
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"civil war"
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"small donation"
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"front desk"
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"interesting facts"
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"small town"
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"pencil factory"
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"keys history"
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"interesting past"
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"entry fee"
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"historical society museum"
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"take your time"
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"back in the day"
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"florida history"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is designed beautifully and easy to navigate and keep your interest. I learned so much about the history of Cedar Key, fishing, clamming. The docent who was helping with the tour was so nice and happy to answer all of my questions. Fascinating...More

Thank kbyarlay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a short trip through the recent (european) history of Cedar River in this museum featuring photos and artifacts from 1800s to 1900s.

Thank Knitzy
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We learned about the history of Cedar Key. Especially enjoyed learning about how pencils are made and why they were made in Cedar Key.

Thank John K
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Nice museum. Lots of items on display as well as a good selection of old photos, newspaper accounts and historical documents. The house next door also has lots of fascinating items. It is amazing how such a small town has had such a varied and...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Do stop by for a historical lesson on this great town. The curator presented interesting facts, and we met the feisty little dog!

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

There's not much to do in Cedar Key and that's really the main draw of it. We stopped by the Historical Society to check it out. It was only a few dollars and had lots of interesting information on the history of Cedar Key. It's...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

You can learn all about pencils, crabbing, osters, fishing. Somethings we never knew. Like the real Cedar Key island that you can see off shore.

Thank Kat G
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Nice little museum with exhibits and artificacts from Cedar Key's interesting history as a fishing village and a former major seaport.

Thank FloridaBackroads
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We were surprised by the amount of collectables and antiques in the museum and the varied history from Faber pencils to Donex whisks each made on this small island Wonderful hour spent browsing around Well worth the $3 entrance fee

Thank malcolmbrand
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This museum has many beautiful displays about life, work and death in old Cedar Key. There are many models, paintings, photo's and newpaper clippings which illuminate the rich history of the area. I especially liked seeing examples of the various pencils and brushes manufactured on...More

Thank Joe C
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heyjude378
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When visit our wonderful Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, you will notice that the famous Tony's Seafood is immediately across the street. Not only do they have the best clam chowder, but they have affordable and tasty... More
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