Cedar Key Historical Society and Museum a historic state landmark at 609 2nd Street in Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico. Throughout the museum artifacts dating back eleven thousand years. A replica of a steamboat on display. Many railroad companies came to Cedar Key. People would board the trains from southern and northern states to the town of Fernandina then continue to Cedar Key. They brought most of their belongings in their steamer trunks for travel on the steamships to cities on the Suwannee River and other towns throughout Florida.
John Muir an early conservationist visited Cedar Key from Indiana after walking a thousand miles through wilderness taking plant samples along the way. Photographs of early life throughout the museum. A map of Florida from the 1870s. Cedar Key from the 1800s to 1932. A chronological history of the United States, The Florida Treaty allowed transfer of land from Spain to Florida. From 1800 to the beginning of the 20th century, many industries came to Cedar Key. Tourism and Shellfish farming the main industries of Cedar Key today.
David Levy Yulee owned the Florida Railroad. He was the first Jewish US Senator from Florida. Judge Augustus Steele founded the town of Cedar Key in the late 1850s.
Items for sale in the gift shop include a local photographer’s artwork in note pads, calendars, books on Cedar Key, children’s books and t-shirts.
After visiting the museum, step inside the Andrews House a history of Cedar Key that depicts the contributions of Dr. Andrews a retired dentist from Indiana. I recommend visiting both museums.