Cedar Key Historical Society was established in 1977 by a group of citizens dedicated to preserving the long and rich history of Cedar Key.
Our purpose is to encourage and foster interest in this history. The Society is a steward of the surrounding area, preserving its unique heritage. Come down South near the Suwannee River and lose yourself in the past of one of Florida's oldest cities and currently one of America's best small towns.
Cedar Key Historical Museum opened its doors in 1979 in the historic Lutterloh building on the corner of 2nd street and SR-24.
Here is a comment from a recent visitor to the Cedar Key Historical Museum:
Thank you to Dr. John Andrews, and all the other generous folks I spoke with today at the Cedar Key Historical Museum for taking time from your busy day to share some of Cedar Key's history. We walked up after the museum closed and STILL you opened the doors and generously shared your valuable time. I greatly appreciate the rare gift of a personal history lesson on such an important Florida town; and from those so important to and a part of its great history. As a biologist working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, I travel all over this great state. This part of Florida is truly special and entirely unique and I look forward to the tour tomorrow!
Cedar Key Historical Society presents a variety of exhibits that accurately portray our unique island culture. Make more than one trip and you'll be able to answer questions you have about this Nature Coast area of Florida and then share with others. Our museum and this website are a great opportunity to learn more about the interesting past and future of the Cedar Keys. On the site, you can read about its history, and make plans for your own exploratory visit to these wonderful islands in Florida's Gulf coast.
Our museum is conveniently located at the Intersection of SR-24 and 2nd Street in Cedar Key, Florida. When you arrive at this corner, just look to your right and you'll see our inviting building waiting for your exploring eyes and mind to have a fun day at the best small town museum in the state of Florida.
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunday thru Friday *
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday *
* If you have a tour group and need hours different than these,
please give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.