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Cedar Key Museum State Park

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Address: 12231 SW 166th Court, Cedar Key, FL 32625
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+1 352-543-5350
10:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Mon 10:00 - 17:00

Learn about the interesting history of this small town and the surrounding...

Learn about the interesting history of this small town and the surrounding area.

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Today we brought our dogs with us because we wanted to visit the trails at this small park. And we lucked out-- got up close to a huge barred owl! He was very interested in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ocala, Florida
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Ocala, Florida
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we brought our dogs with us because we wanted to visit the trails at this small park. And we lucked out-- got up close to a huge barred owl! He was very interested in the dogs and we were able to watch him -- and he studied us, too! -- for a good 10 minutes. The St Claire house... More 

Thank TWJ_11
Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little museum with history of Cedar Key and home of St Clair Whitman which was moved to the park. His personal collection forms part of the museum. Easy bike ride from anywhere on Cedar Key.

Thank linseyCo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Not our cup of tea. Walked around to see some shells. Might be great for others but nothing special.

Thank Kathleen R
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This state park is conveiently located near Downtown. You could take a golf cart, or it has plenty of parking. and it's just $2, so you have to go. It includes entrance to the historic house behind it.

Thank Gregory W
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Very nice local history museum with friendly knowledgeable staff. Interesting stop. It was the end stop of Sierra Club founder John Muir's 1,000 Mile Walk to the Gulf where you can pic up a copy of his book about his journey.

Thank Jane O
Sebring, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a small museum but chock full of history about Cedar Key as well as a house that can be toured. It is well worth the drive to go there. When touring the house be sure to pick up one of the self-guided tour sheets -- it will make your tour much more interesting.

Thank Joyce B
Groveland, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Museum has a few artifacts and displays which we explored in less than an hour. There was no park ranger, only a workamper who was not available for interaction with our group. The adjacent cracker house was also interesting for another fifteen minutes. Be aware that there are no seeums (chiggers) along the nature walk. Use bug spray on all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Always bring visitors here. Easy access, lots of history and information. It shows not only how people lived and worked in Cedar Key but what could happen if the ocean levels rise! There is a house to tour that gives a taste for life in Cedar Key in earlier days!

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

Peaceful setting amid modern homes, this quaint museum teaches one the accurate history of the area from native Americans to the industry that eventually decimated the red cedars for making pencils.

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Such a great place! Not only do you have the wonderful museum of Cedar Key to explore but you can also go inside St. Clair Whitman's home - all at your leisure. You could spend a few hours here - really reading all of the panels, studying the artifacts, etc. - just taking your time absorbing the rich history of... More 

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