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HERITAGE & HISTORY
Cortez Historic Fishing Village
This " living history museum " is a working
fishing village founded by early area
settlers. Tour the museum, visit waterfront
restaurants, or buy seafood, fresh off
the boat.
Cortez Road & Intracoastal Bridge
Cortez
cortez-fish.org
floridarambler.com/historic-floridagetaways/cortez-florida-fishing-village/
De
Soto National Memorial
Kevin Kiser
Park Manager
Gamble Plantation
Historic State Park
Kevin works to preserve the only
antebellum sugar plantation
house in South Florida, and the
oldest building in Manatee
County. Confederate Secretary
of State, Judah P. Benjamin,
took refuge at the mansion
after the fall of the Confederacy.
Through guided tours and events,
you're invited to explore and
uncover the area's exciting
and colorful past.
A national park site commemorating the
1539 landing spot of Spanish explorer
Hernando de Soto. Park, discovery center
and programs.
8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy., Bradenton
941-792-0458 / nps.gov/deso
Family Heritage
House Museum
Located on the campus of State College
of Florida Manatee-Sarasota, the gallery
and resource center spotlights AfricanAmerican
achievements.
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton
941-752-5319
familyheritagehousemuseum.com
Florida Maritime Museum
& Folk School
Located in the historic fishing village of
Cortez, the museum showcases exhibits on
the fishing industry, boat building and more.
It is located on the Cortez Preserve, which
is almost 4 acres of native flora and fauna.
Traditional Florida skills classes are held at
the museum's Folk School throughout the
year that instill in our community a sense of
pride in our local culture.
4415 119th St. W., Cortez
941-708-6120
floridamaritimemuseum.org
Florida Railroad Museum
Bringing railroad history to life, the
museum operates a heritage railroad and
offers excursions along 6 miles of a
former Seaboard Air Line Railway route.
12210 83rd St. E., Parrish
941-776-0906 / frrm.org
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