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Apalachicola Maritime Museum

103 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-2500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Kemah, Texas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
32 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

this place is filled with photos and displays of early Apalachicola .... the curators like to tell there versions and it makes for a very pleasant place to spend some time ... I looks like you could volunteer to help build boats in their shop, if that's your bag

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Joelton
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were in the area for two weeks. The first weekend I called for a sunset cruise and was told the captain had a personal emergency and wasn't available and to call back next week to see if they were running. No problem. It rained several days so I called our last day in the area. It was around 3pm... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been 5 times over the last 5 years and it keeps on getting better and better. Great History Lesson about the Apalach River and how the economy transitioned from cotton, forestry, to seafood now eco-tourism

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Museum provides a good background on the history of the area. We loved the boat building area, and the flagship sailing vessel is amazing!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am sure our experience would have been more enjoyable if the boat tours were available on the day of our visit. The museum is small and has some interesting exhibits. The photos were the best part, showing life in the area back when it was a boom town of sorts. We were able to tour a boat and walk... More

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Iowa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Apalachicola Maritime Museum offers a variety of river tours that are interesting and are a wonderful way to get to see the estuary and its plants and animals. All the captains and mates are volunteers so your trip's success depends a lot on who is assigned to your cruise. We have done two trips, one with a friendly and... More

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Auburn, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went on the museum's sunset boat tour. It was nice to be on the water, and the price was good. The tour guide did a fairly good job of telling about the history and ecology of the river and Bay Area, but he pretty much recited what we had just read in the museum prior to embarking. The boat's... More

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Midland City, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very friendly young man at the counter. Small museum but nicely laid out and informative. Cost was five dollars each which was appropriate. We were disappointed as they had no boat tours going, due to lack of sign-ups during the time of our visit. This was understandable though due to cost of gas to take two people on a three... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A small museum where you can watch boats being built. The real treat was the antique and wooden boat show being held the weekend we were there. Always the 3rd Sat. In April. Highly recommend it.

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cape cod
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Wide array of maritime stuff from the past. You can also rent kayaks there to put in the river right behind the museum.

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