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Admission is Free! Visit the Manatee County Agricultural Museum today!

While Mom and Dad are enjoying the museum exhibits, youngsters will appreciate the Junior Ag Spots scattered throughout the facility. Storybooks about farming, vegetable puzzles and mazes, citrus tic-tac-toe, agriculture videos and more will provide hands-on learning for children of all ages!

Special Announcement

Historical Resources has been digitizing their collections. Check it out online at

During the school year, the Agricultural Museum will be hosting students on field trips on Wednesdays and Thursdays of most weeks!

Upcoming Events

Realize Bradenton
The Manatee Village Historical Park is a proud partner of Realize Bradenton. Joining arts, culture and heritage to make downtown Bradenton a unique place to live, work and visit.

The Agricultural Museum co-hosts a wide variety of programs and events designed to appeal to people of all ages. Gospel and Games in the spring, summer socials, our annual Heritage Day Open House, and adult educational programs are just some of our offerings. All are free of charge. To be added to our mailing list for notification of programs and events, e-mail the Agricultural Museum.



  • Edible Ag Event on November 19th:
    Experience the Manatee County Agricultural Museum in a new way on Thursday, November 19th, 5:00 – 7:30 pm! Come enjoy samples of local agricultural products while exploring the Museum. Several new exhibits will be on display, including a Harllee Barn artwork exhibit. Bring friends and family for “a little taste” of agriculture, past and present. Admission is free but reservations are requested. RSVP by Monday, November 16th, 721-2034.
  • Call to Artists - Florida Cracker Cowboy: Past & Present Artwork: 
    The Manatee County Agricultural Museum and Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto invites artists who have pieces themed around the “Florida Cracker Cowboy – Past and Present” to apply to submit their works for inclusion in a Spring 2016  exhibit at the Museum and Park. Pieces can showcase a diversity of mediums but all must be exhibit-ready. Please contact the Museum at or call 721-2034 to obtain paperwork needed for works to be considered for submission. No registration fee is required.

Special Exhibits

Carnival Glass Exhibit & Presentation - The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee Agricultural Museum is sponsoring a free presentation, “Carnival Glass – The Magic and the Mystery,” on Saturday, November 21st, 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library, 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. The program’s title is based upon a book authored by Glen & Stephen Thistlewood. Presenters Norman Bauer, Carl Chapman and J.R. Leach, officers of the Tampa Bay Carnival Glass Club, will speak about the history of Carnival Glass, aspects of collecting the glass, and will have time for questions and answers. Examples of the glass will be available for viewing and attendees may bring a maximum of two pieces of Carnival Glass to the presentation for identification and valuation. Seating is limited, reservations are required. In addition, an exhibit of Carnival Glass will be on display in the Carnegie Library and Agricultural Museum from November 13th through January 5th. To make reservations, call 721-2034.

Manatee County Agricultural Hall of Fame - Since 1967, prominent agriculturists have been annually inducted into the local Hall of Fame as a way to honor them for their past or current achievements and contributions to Manatee County agriculture. Explore who these folks are by watching the digital version of the Hall of Fame, browsing through scrapbooks, or viewing their portraits and biographical information in the Museum's Library.

Times and Locations

General Admission is free!

Location: 1015 6th Street West, Palmetto, Florida 34221

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 AM-Noon & 1:00-4:00PM
First & Third Saturdays: 10:00 AM-noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Agricultural Museum is closed New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, President’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Holiday, Labor Day Weekend, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Weekend, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day through New Year's Day.

Phone Number: (941) 721-2034
Fax Number: (941) 721-6888
E-mail: Agricultural Museum

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