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Apalachicola Maritime Museum

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Address: 103 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
Phone Number: +1 850-653-2500
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Go for the boat trips

Entry to the museum is included in the cost of the boat trips. The museum is pretty small but interesting for the nautical trade history of the area. We took the sunset cruise... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stevencoles
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family took the Sunset Cruise. The guide and Captain shared historic information on the city and waterfront before venturing out into the bay for sunset. Very entertaining and a beautiful way to watch the sun set.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entry to the museum is included in the cost of the boat trips. The museum is pretty small but interesting for the nautical trade history of the area. We took the sunset cruise, however we found the first part of the cruise was quite fascinating as our Captain who was a lifelong resident really pointed out the history. Our volunteer... More 

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Fort White, Florida
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed spending several hours touring the museum It had a number of exhibits of the local his troy from sponge,oysters and lumber industries, plus one on the civil war. It also featured several exhibits on stern wheel paddle boats. It was interesting that they informed us about a stern wheeler that had been restored and was located ar Green... More 

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum, the staff really tried to make our hard headed 4 year old smile. We took our time touring the museum, and really appreciate the history of it. We later took the sunset tour aboard their tour boat, and it was very pleasant ride. Don't come to Apalachichola looking for the big city bang,... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is a small maritime museum. But tons of history about the town of Apalachicola, if you read all the postings and signs. Very interesting to read about the oyster business and the sponge business that were once the talk of the town. If you are in Apalachicola and into boating, go visit the museum. Lots of pictures about the... More 

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columbus, ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Did the boat tour today and got to see the bay and Saint Mark River area. Boat ride was very pleasant and was allowed to bring a small cooler for the trip. Didn't see as many birds or wildlife as I anticipated but the scenery was glorious. Trip lasted over 3 hours and was a fun day to enjoy the... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

No one coming to Apalach should leave without taking at least one of the offered tours offered by the Maritime Museum. Take a short tour along the waterfront or take a leisurely afternoon up the St, Mark River and ease into true rivertime relaxation. Do stop by the museum to make your reservations since at the moment the website has... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing sunset cruise!! Captain Richard was so knowledgeable about the area and shared lots of great historical information. We saw Dolphins, lots of birds a the most amazing sunset!! We were in the area for our 20th wedding anniversary and this was one of the highlights of the trip. Great cruise, friendly guide- highly recommend.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It is a small maritime museum. But tons of history about the town of Apalachicola, if you read all the postings and signs. Even though it was raining on the day we went, my husband and friends went out to one of the sail boat (large) you can rent for the day. They enjoyed going through the boat. We didn't... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The sign on the street had a different time for closing than was the actual time. We got there thinking that we had a couple of hours and actually had about 30 minutes. So we walked through and looked at the exhibits, but did not spend time to read about them. I thought there was a boat to look at... More 

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