Type of Attraction: Historical Museum
Hours: Thursday through Monday from 9 AM to 5 PM
Address: 12231 S.W. 166th Court, Cedar Key, Florida
Phone Number: (352) 543-5350
Picturesque Cedar Key, on Florida’s Gulf Coast, was a thriving port city and railroad connection during the 19th century. The museum contains exhibits that depict its colorful history during that era. Part of the collection is sea shells and Indian artifacts collected by Saint Clair Whitman, the founder of the first museum in Cedar Key. Whitman’s house is located at the park and has been restored to reflect life in the 1920s. A short nature trail gives visitors the opportunity to see wildlife and birds, as well as native vegetation. Small gray squirrels, gopher tortoises, mockingbirds, blue jays, woodpeckers, and green tree frogs can be seen on the museum grounds and along the walking trail. Open Thursday through Monday.