Wide array of maritime stuff from the past. You can also rent kayaks there to put in the river right behind the museum.
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.
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.
We arrived at the museum just as a tour was taking off so we hopped aboard. The captain offered an excellent review of local history as he worked his way out into the bay and back along the waterfront up the river. It was easy to understand how the area became prominent back in the 1800's and the key role... More
This has various interesting exhibits about past trade which was river dependant. The museum should be a must for anyone visiting Apalachicola as it really does make you understand the area and the town. It also has an interesting exhibit on the Civil War there.
On my annual visits to the area, I enjoy visits to this interesting small town museum of maritime and river history. I am disappointed that this year there are no events with speakers of local history as there were last year. They were one of the "draws" to the area for us. The museum is still a treasure, but I... More
From boats to old pictures to historical information about the history of the town and the area this place has it all. Definitely worth a visit.
My family and I visited this museum the day before Thanksgiving. We had so much fun. We were greeted by friendly staff when we arrived who offered us information regarding the museum, the numerous boat trips they offer even a cup of coffee (It was a cold day). They have a very nice gift shop and was processing some new... More
This is a quaint museum that explores the history of shipping in Apalachicola. You will learn about the important role the oyster industry has played in this historic town. It's a wonderful way to spend an hour or two.
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