Florida Maritime Museum
4415 119th Street West, Cortez, Florida
Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
Closed from 12pm - 1pm daily for lunch.
New Hours (starting Jan. 2024)
Tuesday - Friday and 2nd & 4th Saturdays,
10am - 4pm
Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
No food or drinks inside the museum.
Shoes and shirt required inside the museum.
No flash photography.
No pets allowed. Service animals welcome.
P.O. Box 100, Cortez, FL 34215
Phone: (941) 708-6120
The Florida Maritime Museum collects, preserves, and shares traditional knowledge, cultural artifacts, and personal stores specific to Florida's fishing and maritime heritage.
Please note that visitors to the Florida Maritime Museum may be photographed or videotaped during their visit. These photos/videos may be used for marketing, advertising, or public relations purposes without compensation.
The Florida Maritime Museum is a part of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Historical Resources Department, with additional support from the Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum. Situated on the Cortez Nature Preserve, FMM grounds were purchased with funds from the Florida Communities Trust Preservation 2000 Program and the Manatee County Board of County Commission.