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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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Fascinating, and walking distance from the Faraway Inn. You actually get to see 2 museums for the price of 1.

GREAT history about Cedar Key; the guy whose father started the brush factory lives in the house behind the museum (house tour included in museum admission) and has tons of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
valbres
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

GREAT history about Cedar Key; the guy whose father started the brush factory lives in the house behind the museum (house tour included in museum admission) and has tons of artifacts

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Midland, Georgia
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

2 little houses with displays about the region from prehistoric times to present day The volunteer/ ticket taker was full of interesting info about the area.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to the museum. Last one was 10 yrs ago. There was more added to what was previously displayed. The local history is very rich and interesting. We hope that one day they might dedicate a section to the major storms that shaped this community, that elaborates how they seem to revitalize in the face of... More 

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North GA
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83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are interested in history, the Cedar Key Historical Society has done an excellent job with their museum. Informative, interesting, and a helpful staff. Dog friendly!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well worth the $3.00 pp admission. The exhibits are put together very well. They cover topics from Indian artifacts, manufacturing pencils and brooms, the railroad and medical devices plus more. It was nice to learn about the history of Cedar Key. A must stop if you find yourself in the area.

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Rockingham, Vermont
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were well welcomed and given an idea of the place. Very taken with the production of brushes. Had to avert our eyes at the physicians and dentist display:) wish I could have given them the $10 and received the t shirt but they were awaiting their arrival. Guess I just have to go next year

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

The T shirts are undergoing a change in design. Please send us an address and we would be happy to send one. I can send you a list of colors and prices. More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a really small museum and for only 3.00 it was worth the time spent - but you have to be interested in history or you would not appreciate it. I actually got a few books on Florida history before going to Cedar key and learned a little bit so this meant a bit more than if I didn't know... More 

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Thank Laura M
Amy G, executive director at Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your interest in our museum, we are hoping to add a video to our exhibits also. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was hoping that there would be more about living conditions in the home at the museum but it was just about the factories.

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

We have a member of our Society who was born in that house. His name is Dr. John Andrews and he is a docent on Fridays. That would lend a more personal touch to the tour. Also, we do arrange group tours with our docents if you arrange that in advance. Thank you for your interest in our museum. More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learnt so much, for instance we had no idea sponge diving started in Cedar Key and not in Tarpon Springs. A must tour

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

Thank you for your interest in our museum More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the museum on our visit to Cedar Key in February. We stopped in to see what the museum looked like. You can go in the "lobby" and take a look-see, but if you want to see the remainder of the museum a small fee is required. I would urge you to do that, for the museum is... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure to share our history with visitors. More 

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