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Palm Beach Maritime Museum

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Address: 2400 N Flagler Dr, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone Number: 561-832-7428
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Interesting and unique place. Not your typical museum but if you like maritime history make sure you tour this small and simple place on Peanut Island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

To get there, you climb aboard a water taxi The museum and the Kennedy bunker are located on an island with a great beach and a beautiful blue lagoon. The museum is small, but the volunteers give a great presentation and the subsequent tour leads through the bunker with all its different chambers. Hard to imagine that a family of... More 

2 Thank dagpel
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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235 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Quite a lovely place and hidden gem. Well worth a stop in for a nice 2 hour tour. Love history,photo's and artifct's. Bring you back to the early days..

1 Thank 720garys
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Interesting and unique place. Not your typical museum but if you like maritime history make sure you tour this small and simple place on Peanut Island.

1 Thank S J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

to call this a maritime museum is a flat out lie. the tour guide talked so softy we couldn't hear her. there was random pictures on the wall of ships that had nothing to do with the maritime history in palm beach, when we asked questions about them her response was " I don't know they were given to us".... More 

2 Thank Matt G
North Palm Beach, Florida
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112 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The maritime museum does well with what it has, which is usually very little. Then there are the events like when they get a tall ship, such as Lynx, to the area. I had the opportunity to sail on the Lynx (a remake of a War of 1812 era sailing vessel - see it http://www.privateerlynx.com/lynx.html). What an amazing experience. I... More 

3 Thank DemandingGuest
Key West, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This quaint museum is right on the water with a great view of Palm Beach. They had some great maritime history on display for just an asking donation of $2. They are associated with the Maritime Museum on Peanut Island.

1 Thank Candy J
Jupiter, Florida
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88 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Located on Peanut Island, you have to take a bot there. Water taxis are available. The tour itself was pretty average, but being able to walk through President Kennedy's bunker from the Cuban missile crisis era was very interesting, and elevated my rating to "Very Good." We also saw manatees near the museum (not part of the tour).

5 Thank GrillMaster47
Singer Island, Florida
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My husband and I have been living in Singer Island for over 3 yrs, and go by Peanut Island on a daily basis. We finally decided to make our "tour" to the island this past weekend. What fun! We took a water taxi from the Riviera Beach Marina which in and of itself, was a nice start to our investigations... More 

4 Thank yvonnetcruz
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Getting to this museum is part of the fun ... our ferry ride took us by an interesting houseboat and allowed us a panoramic view of Singer Island. The Palm Beach Maritime Museum actually consists of tours of the John F. Kennedy Bunker and the 1930 Coast Guard Station which are located on Peanut Island as well as Currie Park... More 

6 Thank Live4Traveling2
West Palm Beach, Florida
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136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We've been living in West Palm Beach for a little over three years, but had never heard of the Palm Beach Maritime Museum. With guests visiting from out of town, it was the perfect excuse to venture out to Peanut Island to visit the Palm Beach Maritime Museum and the so-called "JFK Bunker". The Maritime Museum is housed in an... More 


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