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The House of Refuge Museum

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Address: 301 Southeast MacArthur Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996
Phone Number: (772) 225-1875
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Glimpse into the past

See the way life used to be, when lighthouses were your guide to where you were traveling. If your vessel sunk, this is where you would come to recuperate. This is an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

See the way life used to be, when lighthouses were your guide to where you were traveling. If your vessel sunk, this is where you would come to recuperate. This is an interesting, small museum that you'll enjoy seeing. Very interesting exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The House of Refuge Museum is a great place to visit. History on the Atlantic Ocean going back to the Pirate days and the ships of gold sinking off shore. Enjoy the great beaches.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

House of Refuge Museum is the last of a chain of refuges along the East Coast of Florida for shipwrecked sailors. Allow about 1 to 1/2 hours to visit. Make sure you take the tour, as the guides are quite knowledgeable.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

So beautiful. Never have seen anything like it in Florida and lived in Fl. my whole life. So peaceful, love to watch the water hit the rocks and think about nothing but peace.

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I love historical things and we were going to be in the area so we had to stop and see the house of refuge. It is on a section of rocky beach that is so different for Florida, but it is in a beautiful spot. It was a self guided tour but there was a lot of... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is so interesting to learn about the past shipwrecks and how the govt. built these rescue dwellings for the survivors. This little museum is situated on the beach/ocean along the most scenic roads in the Stuart area. It is wonderful how they preserved this one and I love visiting this museum and taking my friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Good stop of with lots of interesting info on the way to Bathtub beach. Free admission if you purchase tickets @ the Elliot Museum.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's a very small little house with not a lot to see and not a whole lot of information. I definitely wouldn't call this a museum. We didn't think it was worth the $7 pp to get in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Who knew Florida had a rocky coast? Well here they do & you'll learn how a pirate used that to his advantage. You'll also learn that the west coast of Florida used to be much much bigger. Charming little museum is the last of the "houses of refuge" that were built for shipwreck victims along the east coast of Florida... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A big bit of Florida history. Great docents give you a feeling of old Florida. Parking is a little difficult.

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Additional Information about The House of Refuge Museum

Address: Address: 301 Southeast MacArthur Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996
Phone Number: (772) 225-1875
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Stuart
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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