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Apalachicola Maritime Museum

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Address: 103 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
Phone Number: 850-653-2500
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River tour par excellence

The museum is a great intro to Apalachicola. went on a river trip - the captain came in especially for us - we were the only people on the trip - great local knowledge of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Carbondale
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is very well planned and chocked full of interesting information about the history of the region. I highly recommend a visit to gain an understanding of the local background.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The museum is a great intro to Apalachicola. went on a river trip - the captain came in especially for us - we were the only people on the trip - great local knowledge of the captain - Richard - recommend to all

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Buford, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

What a great place to visit and to learn the history of this great little city. Plan to spend an hour or more in the museum and library. We learned a lot of local lore from our "Starfish Enterprise" skipper, Captain Scarabin and got to see the waterfront from the water! Entrance to the museum is free but donations are... More 

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Humble
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The Apalachicola Maritime Museum is filled with history. The Apalachicola Maritime Museum is going to be placing a Paddle Wheel Boat in Service soon. So, keep a watch out for it and take a trip on the Paddle Wheel Boat at the Apalachicola Maritime Museum.

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Parlin, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went to visit the museum which has many exhibits of days gone by in Apalachicola. You can even build your own boat! We watched some adventurous builders measuring and cutting the material. Also the museum explains the rise and fall of the cotton industry that once flourished here. Of course the oyster industry is still fairly healthy despite recent... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A most interesting museum to learn the history of maritime Apalachicola. The staff was open and willing to tell you all about the area and its history. A gem away from the craziness of "downtown" Apalachicola.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You can take a boat ride, rent kayaks, visit the gift shop, get coffee, and visit the interesting museum. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The museum has an interesting collection and offers boat tours of the harbor and bay. Our guide had been working these waters his entire life and knew every detail about the waterfront and its history. He talked about the owners of the places we viewed and gave personal recollections about life in Apalachicola.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Open sign was out but door was locked. Staff had put out the open sign as we drove by, but the Museum was not open. We tried serveral gates but no luck.

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George F, General Manager at Apalachicola Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your note about the "Open sign was out but door was locked." We certainly want everyone interested in maritime history and heritage in our quaint little town to come in and have the opportunity to meet or staff and tour the exhibits spanning pre European era through to present days. We have reminded our staff that if... More 

Franklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I stopped in as we were wandering around town. Two gentlemen were seated inside and welcomed us like we were regulars! I hate to say that I completely forgot one man's name but one was Richard Scarabin and we immediately took a shine to them both. They were helpful and knowledgeable about the area and eager to... More 

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