Cedar Key Museum State Park
Know Before You Go
Effective July 2, 2021: The Whitman House is currently closed.
Closed for Repairs
The Whitman House is closed for an extended period of time for repairs. Please check back for updates.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Museum is closed Christmas Day.
$2 per person museum fee. Children 5 and younger admitted free.
Welcome to Cedar Key Museum State Park
Cedar Key Museum offers guests a chance to go back in time to experience the history of the area.
Cedar Key Museum State Park encompasses 18 acres and offers an opportunity to imagine yourself as naturalist John Muir, taking a quiet walk past large pines and oaks down to view Cedar Key's expansive salt marshes. John Muir did in fact spend a few months in Cedar Key in 1867, commemorated with a state historic marker located on the museum grounds.
The exhibits are now vintage examples from the 1950s to 1960s by the University of Florida design team, which at the time developed numerous displays for state parks. This offers a unique opportunity not only to learn about the history of Cedar Key, but also to appreciate the incredible craftsmanship that went into these museum displays.
The historic Whitman home commemorates the life of St. Clair Whitman, whose collections of seashells and native American artifacts are featured in the museum. The home has been restored to how it would have looked in the 1920s, offering yet another portal into the past.
Explore Florida’s history at Cedar Key Museum State Park.
Plan Your Visit
Cedar Key Museum and Whitman House
Cedar Key Museum State Park Photo Gallery
History of Cedar Key Museum
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