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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We found it worth the visit.

Plan to spend a couple of hours here. Great history of the area. Reasonable rates. Several antique and shopping nearby. Great walking area as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Byrdie122
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Crawfordville, Florida
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Parlin, New Jersey
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38 reviews
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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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Crawfordville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Plan to spend a couple of hours here. Great history of the area. Reasonable rates. Several antique and shopping nearby. Great walking area as well.

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This museum is a must while visiting in Apalachicola. Whether you are a boating enthusiast or not, you will enjoy this museum. The displays were varied and interesting and historically correct. The pictures portray the history of Apalachicola and the surrrounding areas. They offer a number of boating options if you are so inclined. We did not have time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My family and I enjoyed the museum very much, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We definitely recommend stopping here if you visit the area! There is not an entrance fee, but if you would like to donate $5 it is very much appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Rented kayaks here, and it was an excellent experience. Ted took a lot of time to show us a map, suggest a route, etc. We did not explore the museum itself, just rented kayaks, and it was the highlight of our weekend.

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Additional Information about Apalachicola Maritime Museum

Address: 103 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
Phone Number: 850-653-2500
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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