Experiences & Amenities
Explore the park in a new and challenging way. Experienced Geocachers have requested permission to hide caches containing trinkets, treasures, or information in various places around the park. Please check the Geocaching website for the most up-to-date information and clues to locate these caches.
The Cedar Key Museum is open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Cedar Key Museum contains exhibits depicting the town's colorful history. The collection includes 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.
A short nature trail provides opportunities to see wildlife and native vegetation. Birding is particularly wonderful in fall and winter when migratory species pass through the area. The trail leads to a salt marsh where wading birds and countless tiny crabs often feed at low tide. Wildlife include small gray squirrels, gopher tortoises, mockingbirds, blue jays and woodpeckers. Green tree frogs can be seen on the museum grounds and along the trail.
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. See our Pet Policy.