Anna Maria Island is more than just a pretty a beach. Its history dates back several centuries to it first settlers, the Caloosan and Timucan Native American tribes, and later on Hernando DeSoto. The more modern history of Anna Maria is as recent as 1892 when it first permanent resident came to be, George Emerson Bean. If history and nature interest you than Anna Maria Island will certainly have some areas for you to research and explore.
These are just a handful of historical venues on Anna Maria Island. Egmont Key is a small island just off the coast of Anna Maria and is must visit. There are several tour companies that will supply the ride as well as a historical introduction to Island's storied past.
Anna Maria Island Historic Places...
Anna Maria Island Historical Society
402 Pine Ave, Anna Maria
Historic Green Village
501 - 507 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Various Shops to See!
The Bridge Street Historic Pier
200 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach
Fish or Shop!