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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
13:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 13:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Very interesting little historical museum...

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Northville, MI
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Northville, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Katie_MV
Fort Lauderdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Steven B
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Vivgoesvroom
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

Thank MissLaughsALot
Cedar Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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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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 

Thank Joyce B
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.

Thank meandsue
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great for local history and information!! Easy to get around, have ramps if they are needed! Always enjoy taking visitors to Cedar Key.

Thank Pat H
DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is truly a well presented museum for local history. Stocked full of artifacts, photos, one will come away with a better feel and appreciation for the area.

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

As a first-time visitor to Cedar Key, this museum was a must-stop for us in order to learn about the area. Highly recommend anyone new to the Cedar Key - and a history buff! - visit the museum for an hour or two (though, you could really spend many more than that taking in absolutely all that the museum has... More 

Thank orlandogal22

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