Cedar Key Historical Society Museum
If you want to learn more about this characterful fishing village then you should head to Lutterloh Building, which dates back to the late 19th century, where you’ll find an extensive collection of photographs, artefacts and documents that tell the story of the history of Cedar Key.
Cedar Key Museum State Park
This fascinating museum gives visitors an insight into the past lives of Cedar Key as a railroad and steamboat terminal, a salt-making town, a natural fibre centre and perhaps most surprisingly of all, a pencil case manufacturing centre.
Shell Mound Archaeological Site
This wildlife reserve contains an astonishing shell mountain that has been built up over a 1,000 year period. The huge mound was made between 1,800 and 400 years ago by native people who discarded the shells of the oysters and clams they ate. There’s also a hiking trail that provides excellent views of this fascinating sight.
Seahorse Key Lighthouse
Seahorse Key lighthouse, the largest of all the lighthouses in the island chain, was built by George Meade in 1854 and cost $12,000 to complete. George Meade went on to become a general in the Civil War when the lighthouse was darkened and its lens and fuel supply were removed. During the Civil War, the island was protected by a small group of Confederate soldiers who were later captured by Union troops. Once the War came to an end, the lighthouse was returned to full service, with its fourth-order Fresnel lens once again shining 15 miles out to sea.