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Cedar Key Museum - Birding

Our nature trail offers wonderful birding opportunities, particularly in the Fall and Winter when the migratory birds arrive.  The trail leads down to a salt marsh where wading birds like Roseate Spoonbills, American Avocets, and White Ibis can be viewed during the low tide.

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Cedar Key Museum - Canoe Kayak Launch

An unimproved canoe/kayak launch is available along the nature trail.  Portage is required.

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Cedar Key Museum - Canoeing and Kayaking

The tidal marshes and creeks at Cedar Key Museum provide outstanding paddling opportunities.

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Cedar Key Museum - Geo-Seeking

Cedar Key Museum State Park is one of the sites on the Florida State Parks' Geo-Tour

The Operation Recreation GeoTour hosted by Geocaching.com, stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 71 of the First Three Time National Gold Medal Award Winning Florida State Parks and Trails. Visit 20 caches and win the Official Operation Recreation Geocoin. Download and print the Official Tracking Sheet to begin your adventure. Remember to cache and save with unlimited entry for a year with the Florida State Parks Annual Pass.

The Florida Park Service is proud to announce it has launched the Operation Recreation Kids GeoTour. Look inside Operation Recreation GeoTour geocaches for one of six possible Nature Cards. Every cache has one of six species. Record the name of the Florida State Park where you first find each of the six species on the Kids Official Tracking Sheet. Find all six species and win the ORGT Kids GeoTour Geocoin!

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Cedar Key Museum - Hiking Nature Trail

A short nature trail gives visitors the opportunity to see wildlife and birds, as well as native vegetation. Gray squirrels, doves, mockingbirds, blue jays, woodpeckers and green tree frogs can be seen on the museum grounds and along the walking trail.

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Cedar Key Museum - Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive exhibits within the museum and the historic Whitman home, and wayside exhibits on the museum grounds, share information about Cedar Key's natural and cultural resources.

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Cedar Key Museum - Museum

The Cedar Key Museum contains exhibits depicting the towns' colorful history. Part of the collection has seashells and Indian artifacts collected by Saint Clair Whitman, the founder of the first museum in Cedar Key. Whitman’s house is located at the park and has been restored to reflect life in the 1920s. The museum grounds are landscaped with native Florida vegetation, including sand pine, slash pine, southern red cedar, live oak, sabal palm, wax myrtle, saw palmetto, coontie and yaupon holly.

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Cedar Key Museum - Parking

Parking for the museum is located off SW 166th Court.

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Cedar Key Museum - Pets

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Cedar Key Museum State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and cannot be left unattended for more than a half-hour. Dogs are not permitted in the museum or St. Clair Whitman house.

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Cedar Key Museum - Restroom Facilities

A men's and a women's restroom are conveniently located near the front of the museum.  Both restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

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Cedar Key Museum - Water Fountain Potable Water

There is a water fountain conveniently located inside of the museum.

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Cedar Key Museum - Weddings

The Cedar Key State Park is a great place to have a small wedding while the sun sets over the salt marsh, or a larger wedding on the grounds near the historic Whitman Home. For more information on having your wedding at the park contact us at (352)-543-5567 or by email Christopher.Camargo@dep.state.fl.us.

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Cedar Key Museum - Wheelchair Accessible

The museum, restroom facilities, and the historic Whitman home are all wheelchair accessible.  The park also has a wheelchair available.

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Cedar Key Museum - Wildlife Viewing

A short nature trail gives visitors the opportunity to see wildlife and birds, as well as native vegetation. Small gray squirrels, gopher tortoises, mockingbirds, blue jays, woodpeckers, and green tree frogs can be seen on the museum grounds and along the walking trail.