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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

The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will be closed from October 11th through 4:00 PM on October 15th in preparation for the Halloween Social. The Social is a free family-friendly event held on October 15th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

The Park and Museum will be closed again after the event through October 19th and will re-open at 10:00 AM on October 20th.
Historical Resources has been digitizing their collections. Check it out online at http://manatee.pastperfect-online.com/

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

Upcoming Events

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.

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Events

  • Hands-On History Day   Saturday, June 4th from 10 AM to 1 PM 
    Bring the whole family down to the Ag Museum and Palmetto Historical Park to enjoy lots of hands-on fun to explore how everyday activities were done in the past! Try your hand at making butter, doing laundry with a washboard, making brand rubbings, lassoing bulls, planting seeds, and much more! A special feature of the day is the Powel Crosley, Jr. exhibits which are also hands-on. This feature is just part of the multi-site county-wide exhibit: Powel Crosley, Jr. Community Exhibition: His Life. His Work. His Impact. In addition, visitors can participate in the engaging "History Mystery" throughout the Museum and Park. Perhaps you will win a family prize package!

Special Exhibits

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.

Powel Crosley, Jr. Community Exhibition: His Life. His Work. His Impact.
The Agricultural Museum takes part in this multi-site exhibit sponsored by the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. At the Ag Museum you can see the Crosley FarmOroad and compare it to a traditional tractor. Next door at the Palmetto Historical Park you can see some of the contributions Crosley made to the WWII war effort. Visit all six sites in this community exhibition and be entered in a drawing to win a replica Crosley radio!

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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