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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.



  • Halloween Social Event 10-17-2015 4pm - 8:30pm Event Flyer
    The Manatee County Agricultural Museum invites artists who have pieces themed around the “Harllee Barn” to submit their works for inclusion in a Fall 2015/Winter 2016  exhibit at the Museum. The original Harllee Barn was built circa 1885 and was located on what was known as the “Harllee Hundred” located approximately five miles north of Palmetto on McMullen Creek. Over the years it became an icon of early days of Manatee County and it was removed and rebuilt on the Manatee County Fairgrounds several years ago. 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 submission. No registration fee is required. 

Special Exhibits

A Man, A Plan, A Packinghouse - Sometimes one person can have a profound impact on one community. In Palmetto’s African American community, Emmett McCray was one of those people. As the agriculture teacher at Lincoln Memorial High School from the 1940s-1970s he impacted hundreds of students' lives. After retirement he continued to work in the community and devoted his time to managing the ManaHill Co-op. The ManaHill Co-op and Packing Plant was created by prominent agriculturists in the African-American community to have a place for small farmers to sell their produce. These two stories are so intertwined that they are presented together in one exhibit.

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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