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The House of Refuge Museum

301 SE Macarthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-4908
+1 772-225-1875
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Very interesting museum and location

Besides interesting history of the House of refuge, location is unique, as it basically covers area... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Coral Springs
Small, very informative museum

The House of Refuge Museum provides a rare opportunity to see a piece of history that one might not... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Windermere, Florida
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301 SE Macarthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-4908
+1 772-225-1875
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Besides interesting history of the House of refuge, location is unique, as it basically covers area from ocean to inlet, since barrier island is so narrow here. I expected heat (visited in July)to be more of an issue than it was, but definitely a warm...More

Thank mct3c
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The House of Refuge Museum provides a rare opportunity to see a piece of history that one might not even think about while walking along the miles of beaches along the eastern Florida coastline. As the only remaining house of refuge left of the ten,...More

Thank wbullseye
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This house of refuge was built in 1876 and is the oldest building in Martin County, it is also the last remaining House of Refuge in the State of Florida and one of the few remaining in the United States. A treasure to see particularly...More

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A little bit of history that many people will ever hear about. This was a welcome site for shipwrecked sailors because the coast was unpopulated. There are many artifacts, pictures and a pirate story.

Thank Z0S0
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is a well-preserved piece of nautical history. The story of the house is well told through the displays and there are many artifacts that portray the difficulty of navigating the Florida coast and surviving a shipwreck. My boys, 4 and 9, enjoyed the story...More

Thank KelseyBear
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Visiting the House of Refuge Museum was such a treat! We never knew there was such a thing, but there were once ten of them, helping victims of storms at sea. We got to see the home of the keeper and his family and learn...More

Thank saylor600
Reviewed 25 June 2017

My husband served in the Coast Guard so he was very interested in this old Coast Guard Station. The website is true to the house. I doubt that you would be here for more than an hour so I would suggest that you buy the...More

Thank packednreadyNePa
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

My Army Staff Sergeant son & I visited during his off time. Military visits FREE. Yeah! The staff was extremely pleasant. The tour was filled with dates, locations, government officials & procedures. Enlightening!!! Must See!!!

Thank Lance C
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Before the formation of the Coast Guard there were houses of refuge along the Florida coast. This is the last. It is also called Gilbert's Bar. It is popular for weddings. There is a rocky shore which rivals those further south in Palm Beach County.

1  Thank Truckie351
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Walked to the House of Refuge with a friend on a cold and windy day, looking for refuge. We had a tour guide Linda, very knowledgeable of the history of the area. It was a very interesting historic site. Very well done with stories of...More

Thank Jenny M
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Valinda H
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Response from Z0S0 | Reviewed this property |
1 PM-4 PM on Sunday.
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Response from larry51347 | Reviewed this property |
The directions from Debbie are right. Enjoy