We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Apalachicola Maritime Museum

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 103 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
Phone Number: 850-653-2500
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Good Display Of History

Very professional displays. Videos. And a walk on the pier added to the day. The gals at the desk were informative and pleasant. We also took the boat tour which was given by a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
208PrincessB
,
Seaside Park, New Jersey
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Seaside Park, New Jersey
Level Contributor
92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very professional displays. Videos. And a walk on the pier added to the day. The gals at the desk were informative and pleasant. We also took the boat tour which was given by a Captain born and raised here...xo

Helpful?
Thank 208PrincessB
Cedar Key, Florida
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to spend a couple of hours.We loved the local history of the shipping industry and the info on Apalachicolas past.Its a great town with tons of history.The only negative comment would be that it is not a heated space and it was cold!

Helpful?
Thank Rosewoodfoodie
George F, Manager at Apalachicola Maritime Museum, responded to this review

We very much appreciate the very kind words used to describe our Maritime Museum located on the river in downtown Apalachicola . The space is heated and cooled with a Central HVAC system that was installed with the building renovation in 2012. The temperature on 1/14 was a low of 39 and a high of 63. We keep the thermostat... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Check this place out. Thorough and very wellbpresented. Tiny admission ($5). Great educational experience.

Helpful?
Thank Kevin E
Americus, Georgia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Wife and I spent abt hour looking and reading abt history of riverboats, equipment, looking at displays, and talking with personnel at museum. There was even some boat building going on as well. Would recommend!

Helpful?
Thank Americusite
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The people here are so friendly and knowledgeable. We lost an ID in the parking lot and they went out of their way to make sure we got it back before we left the area. Great place and great people!! Thank you!! Also a good place to sit and watch boats and maybe some dolphins!

Helpful?
Thank mssanders07
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level Contributor
138 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The exhibits change, so a lot will depend on what they have when you go. But it's free and the building itself is historic. The woman who was on duty while we there was very friendly and gave us some of the history of the town and the building, as well as an explanation of the current exhibits.

Helpful?
Thank CSI-Reviewer
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice museum with many interactive exhibits. The museum offers a lot of information about the history of the Apalachicola area. While at the museum we were only offered a 3 hour Eco Cruise Tour and a Sunset Cruise which we did not do because they didn't fit our schedule. We were not offered the 1 hour cruise... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amen_Omen
George F, Manager at Apalachicola Maritime Museum, responded to this review

We appreciate the very kind comments about the exhibits and information content. Over the past few months we have been working to install state of the art navigation including side scan sonar, RADAR, GPS navigation helm that includes charts and satellite imagery to system include the ability for guests to view the help display on their tablets and an upgrade... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I learn some things about the local seafood industry now and especially in the past. It has a wonderful library if you are into ships, boating. The lady at the front desk was friendly and knowledgeable. It is a private endeavor and is a work in progress.

Helpful?
Thank 220Joan
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Pleasant and unique place. Although small, the artifacts and pictures were interesting and informative. Some hands on stuff for the kids, too.

Helpful?
1 Thank FYICharleston
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
124 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

So, interesting. I had no idea what the history of Apalachicola was and this goes through the history via pictures and short descriptions. The museum also offers boat rides from 45 minutes in length to three hours and sunset cruises. We did the 45 minute ride of the waterfront which I would recommend if you don't have time for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Annie123081

Travelers who viewed Apalachicola Maritime Museum also viewed

Apalachicola, Florida Panhandle
Apalachicola, Florida Panhandle
 
Apalachicola, Florida Panhandle
Apalachicola, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to Apalachicola Maritime Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Apalachicola Maritime Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?