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Special Events & Programs

The Park 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.

Current Events


Victorian Cream Tea

Start Date:6/10/2017 2:00 PM
End Date:6/10/2017 4:00 PM
SOLD OUT! Call (941) 749-7165 to be added to the wait-list. Those on the wait-list will be notified by June 1 if a spot has become available.

Celebrate the start of summer with tea, lemonade, scones, tarts, and other sweet treats.

Bonnie Calliotte, of De’Tours Traveling Tea Room, will serve a Victorian Cream Tea in the outdoor picnic pavilion (or in the General Store in the event of rain or extreme heat).

Dress-up is encouraged. There will be a best hat contest, the prize for which will be a family four pack of tickets to the Florida Railroad Museum.

Call (941) 749-7165 to make your reservation. Adult tickets are $15.00 and include tea with a selection of scones, jams, fresh fruit, and lemon tarts. Tickets for children under 12 years of age are $5.00 and include pink lemonade with a selection of cupcakes, cookies, and brownies. 

Please note that De’Tours may not be able to accommodate food allergies or guarantee that there has been no cross-contamination with allergens. Please ask Manatee Village staff if you have any questions.

Tickets are on sale from May 1 to June 1, and must be purchased in advance by cash or check. Tickets may be bought in person at Manatee Village, or by mail to Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208. Please make checks payable to Bonnie Calliotte. Space is limited. 

If mailing a check, call in advance to make your reservation and download the ticket order form here: Ticket Order Form

Manatee Village is open second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Since June 10 is a second Saturday, Manatee Village will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Admission to the historical park is free.

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

Village Hours:

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

Manatee Village will be closed Monday, June 26 through Tuesday, July 4. We will resume normal hours on Wednesday, July 5. 

Saturday openings this summer are: June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, and August 26.   

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

Manatee Village will be closed Tuesday, May 2nd for an In Service Work Day.