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Apalachicola Maritime Museum

103 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-2500
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 reviews 3 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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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The museum was just ok for me but the adventure trips and boat building caught my interest. On my next vacation I will check out one of the boat tours they offer. Looks like fun. I will also check out the do-it-yourself boat building.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Small but interesting. Explained the history of the area, the oyster and cotton business and had some interesting photos and exhibits.

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Navarre, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Small museum, free but they ask for a donation, which chronicles the history of Apalachicola and the area including logging, sponge diving and oyster harvesting. The also offer boat tours but we were too late in the day to participate in one. Worth a quick visit.

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