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Address: 25850 John Snook Dr, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone Number: +1 251-981-8545
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A genuine historical museum through and through!

The curator of this charming museum is part of history herself. Gail is an area treasure. She is fifth generation Orange Beach with much to feel prideful about. She can take you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
Melissa S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The curator of this charming museum is part of history herself. Gail is an area treasure. She is fifth generation Orange Beach with much to feel prideful about. She can take you back to the simple times of her youth. With ancestors that literally planted the first Oranges in Orange Beach she has stories to tell! If you are interested... More 

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Bishopville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed viewing all the artifacts and learning about their history. Staff was friendly and informative and knew a lot about the items, history about the area and people that lived there. Good for all ages.

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This little school house holds so many different artifacts! As someone who has always loved geosciences as well as fishing and history they had a lot of cool things to look at. However my family and I were only there for about an hour and a half. It is a small building and there was only so much time one... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

good small attraction for kids or people who are not from the area. Showed an era of Al that no longer exists and weather events.

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Birmingham, AL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Discovered this little building while out riding our bikes. It's the original Orange Beach schoolhouse & it contains local artifacts. Very small museum, but the staff person who was there when we visited was very helpful in explaining some of the items we asked about. Probably 30 minutes is plenty of time to look around.

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Utica, Il
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Always try to visit local museums in the places we visit in order to learn more about the area. Happened on this little gem on Tuesday. The very knowledgeable woman curator told stories about so many of the items we saw making it so much more interesting. Wish it was open more than two days a week.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

This little piece of history is special to me since my grandmother went to this school house. She walked down the beach barefoot to school. It is an old fashion one room school. It is a quick stop on your tour of the Island but worth it. There is some interesting things inside.

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Sipsey, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

This little building holds a lot of artifacts and the lady there was so informative. It doesn't take long to look around and is educational for children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is a neat little museum with historical information about the settlement of Orange Beach and the storms it has endured. Its curator has some special tales to tell of large fish caught by her father. There are also some neat artifacts of early Orange Beach.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Such a neat little museum and right in the heart of the city. Next door to the post office and if you need to mail some postcards, you are in luck. Ha! Go by and visit this museum if you are looking for something else to do other than the beach.

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