Hubby and I love history so, while we were in Bradenton, we had to visit this collection of restored buildings from Manatee County's early settlements.
This was the first thing we saw at the park entrance. I had a little trouble getting Hubby (big kid that he is!) to move on!
The 1903 General Store and Boat Works are next door to each other. The upper floor of the store had rooms to rent to travelers.
You could buy just about anything.
The Blacksmith Shop wasn't too far away. I had to pry Hubby away again.
This 1887 church is beautiful.
Weddings are still performed here today.
Here's the Courthouse, on the left, and the 1908 one-room Schoolhouse, on the right.
I could have been a judge - guilty!
One of our daughters is a teacher. I wonder how she'd like teaching here!
She could have her own desk.
Unfortunately, the 1912 Settler's House was closed for renovation so we didn't get to go inside.
They did have some things on the back porch though. I'm glad we don't have to wash clothes like this anymore!
This replica of a typical Florida barn sucked Hubby right in!
I wouldn't mind having a few of these antiques myself!
Last, but not least, the "necessary room." It was a two-seater but, fortunately, other options were provided!
Next week - Manatees!