Manatee Village Historical Park is a collection of historic buildings and artifacts which tell the story of pioneer life in Florida. In addition to the educational points of the Park, visitors can enjoy the use of our pavilion or picnic tables shaded by beautiful live oak trees, while younger visitors will love playing at Junior Junction. For the convenience of our guests, restrooms are centrally located behind the 1887 Church, water fountains are available in several locations, there are two doggie clean-up stations, and there is a wheelchair lift for those wishing to visit the second floor of the Wiggins Store.
Manatee Village Historical Park operates thanks to a unique public-private partnership. This partnership exists through the support of the Historical Resources Division of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, and the Manatee County Historical Commission, Inc., a 501c(3) nonprofit community benefit organization. Manatee Village Historical Park does not charge for admission. As a function of Manatee County Government, it exists as a community benefit, as well as a way for visitors to learn more about the rich cultural history of our area. However, donations are greatly appreciated, and are contributions toward furthering the mission of Manatee County Historical Commission, Inc.