Our aim is to preserve the historic records and photos of the historic fishing village of Cortez, Florida. It was founded in the late 1880's by fishermen from Carteret County, North Carolina, Key West and St. Augustine, FL. We are located west of Bradenton in the 11600 block of Cortez Road, parking is located at the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez. We opened February of 2016 by the work of members of the Cortez Village Historical Society founded in 1984 by Mary Fulford Green and Linda Malto.Use our Cortez trip maker tool to add Cortez Cultural Center and other attractions to your Cortez vacation plans.
We are seeking volunteers to train as docents, to help with researching records, and to help maintain the historic Monroe Cottage, our home.
Cortez Cultural Center reviews
Cortez Cultural Center shares a wealth of information about Levy County and her Gulf Islands. You can use facilities, buy a drink. more »
If you are interested in learning more about the history of Cortez Fishing Village, this is the place to go. Great old photographs of the first settlers, and collectables from over the years. more »
Great history demo of Cortez and the fishing community
Small but very informative museum about the people who make up the Cortez community. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and eager to share their stories. There is a nice walking path and bridge connecting the culture center and maritime museum which are only a short distance apart. If you stop at one the other is a must.
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