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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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Awesome Herreshoffs!

Small but nice museum. They have not one, but two Herreshoff yachts! The Heritage (Mobjack) is in the water, and the 'Golden Ball' is on land and under restoration.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Ox4dman
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Oxford, Mississippi
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Oxford, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Small but nice museum. They have not one, but two Herreshoff yachts! The Heritage (Mobjack) is in the water, and the 'Golden Ball' is on land and under restoration.

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Pensacola
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum. Many interesting artifacts to check out, lots of historical information on the area and the river. We were there for the oysters and we learned so much more about Apalachicola and its river trade thru the years. We live on a wooden boat and loved to see them cherished and respected here. A nominal donation... More 

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LaGrange, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A nice quaint activity but not much in the museum... We were in and out in probably under 20 minutes

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went on Sunday so most everything was closed, but really enjoyed our walk. Would love to go back and spend more time. A very unique town!

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had no idea what I would be experiencing in this museum. It is well worth the time. It is small, you could go through it in an hour if you don't read all the information. Wonderful images of Apalachicola and its oyster and sponge industry. Information about the town and its fishing and boats used. Short films about the... More 

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Kemah, Texas
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233 reviews 233 reviews
32 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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