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Palm Beach Maritime Museum

Address: 2400 N Flagler Dr, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone Number: 561-540-5147
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Ranked #9 of 11 Attractions in Palm Beach
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

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.

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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 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 

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Key West, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

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Jupiter, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
5 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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).

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Singer Island, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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33 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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Lake Worth, FL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

There are plenty of neat, interesting things to look at here, and a knowledgeable staff.

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