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Apalachicola Maritime Museum

103 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
+1 850-653-2500
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Small, informative and friendly

Very interesting historic exhibits of the area. dog friendly. Couldn't take a cruise this time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret A
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Sebastian, Florida
Very Informative ... Loaded with History!

This Maritime Museum is small but packed with wonderful history. The tour boat was great with an... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Sheila H
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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“sunset cruise” (15 reviews)
“boat tour” (17 reviews)
“boat building” (11 reviews)
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103 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
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+1 850-653-2500
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"oysters"
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"gift shop"
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"donations are appreciated"
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"local history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting historic exhibits of the area. dog friendly. Couldn't take a cruise this time but waiting for the boats to be refurbished. Friendly staff. try the homemade breads with a cup of coffee or tea yum.

Thank Margaret A
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This Maritime Museum is small but packed with wonderful history. The tour boat was great with an original Apalachicola resident who what full of history and knowledge. Sorry, I don't remember his name but the 72 year old gentleman was really great.

Thank Sheila H
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The museum is small, but it's very interesting and worth the time to explore it. We visited it after enjoying a wonderful boat tour of the Apalachicola River and distributaries. Lots of great local stories as well as information about the river, plant life and...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Great little place to visit, nice people. Interesting exhibits, especially the boat-building classes. Well worth a stop. Free but donations are appreciated.

Thank Karl V
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

First, the very small Maritine Museum is difficult to get into. The clerk at the desk will ask you name, home address, phone number in addition to collecting the $10 for 2 entrance fee. The reason for this I would guess is that at the...More

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff and interesting museum. We took the 45 min. cruise and were glad we did. Captain Richard was fun and knowledgeable having grown up in Apalachicola. It's sad how much this community has changed, but he made history come alive.

Thank cgordon0299
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We had such fun! This is a three hour tour (how many of you are thinking of the theme song from Gillian’s Island?). Captain Ruchard was his usual cheerful self and regaled the passengers with colorful and informative stories of Apalachicola and life on the...More

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is a great collection of local history. The young lady running the place was very helpful in accommodating questions. Richard on the back dock took time to share his knowledge as well. Although it is a small place, I encourage you to come inside...More

Thank lisashawn53
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I visited the area a few years ago with my sister but missed out on touring this hidden gem, as I so discovered. Even more so, they are completely DOG FRIENDLY!!! Major plus! First things first, bring a camera! My only regret was not capturing...More

Thank Joanie H
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The museum is a good presentation of the history of boating and fishing. A wooden boat building class was underway and we enjoyed a conversation with the participants and instructor.

Thank Lyndal C
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JRW825
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Response from Joanie H |
Yes! Yes! Yes! The whole museum as well as their vessels are pet friendly!
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