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Educational Programs

Volunteer in workshop

Touring Manatee Village Historical Park

Self-Guided Tours

Walk-in tours are self-guided and free of charge. Please visit the Wiggins Store upon arrival for a  a visitors' guide and map of the Manatee Village Historical Park. Donations are welcome and help to fund future programs and preservation of the historical structures at Manatee Village.

Docent-Led Group Tours

For docent-led group tours, there is a $3.00 per person fee, and a minimum group size of ten (10). Reservations must be made at least two (2) weeks in advance. For more information or to make reservations for a docent-led group tour, please contact the Park by emailing or calling 941-749-7165.

Download Group Tour Reservation Request Form

School Tour Programming
Volunteer teaching class

Our school program is free of charge, and is designed for grades 4 and up. All school programming takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. The school program has many different offerings for teachers to choose from, but students will only visit part of the Park on the trip. School teachers must make a reservation in advance for their class to visit the park by emailing for a field trip application. The maximum number of classes we can accommodate each day is 3. We book up very quickly so teachers are urged to make their reservation early in the school year. 

Please be advised: In fairness to all schools, we will not begin taking any school field trip reservations until August 4, 2016, which is the first day back at school for Manatee County teachers. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to your visit during the 2106/2017 school year!