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Special Events & Programs

Manatee Village presents several popular festivals annually and throughout the year program events may also include lectures, craft workshops and interactive family-friendly activities at the Village. The best way to keep informed about what is happening is to visit our website or Facebook page frequently, or sign up for our Cabbage Head Gazette newsletter on our Home Page.

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Hands-on History Hours

Start Date:7/3/2018 10:00 AM
End Date:7/31/2018 11:00 AM

July 10 (Civil War Day) and July 24 (Blacksmith Day) are full.

Join Manatee Village Historical Park on Tuesdays in July for Hands-on History Hours. Families can participate in themed activities each session, including pioneer food day, Civil War day, cow hunter day, blacksmith day, and pioneer fun day. 

Each Tuesday (July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31) at 10am, parents and their children will be led by Manatee Village staff in fun, historically-based hands-on activities, which will include take-home items. Activities encompass old fashioned butter making, designing cattle brands, tasting cane syrup, making a pioneer toy or game, quill and ink writing, and more.

This program is free, but registration is required. Space is limited. Registration also allows Manatee Village staff to ensure there are enough supplies for all participants. Families can register for one day, multiple days, or all sessions.

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy Manatee Village Historical Park’s Junior Junction Playground after the program.

While activities are designed for children, ages 6+, a parent or guardian is required to stay with their child throughout the program. Younger siblings are welcome to attend.

Registration may be completed online at:

This public program is offered by producers: Manatee County Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Historical Resources and the Manatee County Historical Commission.

Group Tour Information

Group tours are provided for groups of 10 people or more.* The cost is $3.00 per person. Reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance by calling (941) 749-7165. 

*Group tours may be provided for groups of 10 or fewer people, but the minimum cost of $30.00 will still apply.

Download our group tour application here: MVHP Group Tour Reservation Request rev. 1-30-12.pdf

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Village Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays each month, 9:00am – 4:00pm 

Saturday openings this summer are: July 28, August 11 and August 28.

Phone: (941) 749-7165

E-mail addresses are public records under Florida law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact by phone at the phone numbers above, or contact us in writing, via the United States Postal Service, at this address- Manatee County Historical Commission 1404 Manatee Ave. E, Bradenton, Fl 34208.

Location Map:



1404 Manatee Avenue East 
(SR 64)
Bradenton, FL. 34208



Village Hours

Monday – Friday and 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month 

9:00am – 4:00pm