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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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House of refuge

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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Goldau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We liked this museum as it tells history in a easily understandable manner. There are always guides around which can answer your questions. In a part of the museum the prehistoric history of Florida is told. We did not know before that the sea level was ones three meters lower and there fore Florida was one third larger. This museum... More 

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Indialantic, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The cost was $8 per person and the added tour guide included in the cost was completely worth it. I had no idea how much history sat in the house. There was lots to see inside and outside of the house. Beautiful pictures could be taken with breathtaking views of the ocean and the river. I recommend checking it out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The volunteers were just fountains of information. It has an interesting history and is the only one of its kind you can visit. If you are in the area it is worth a visit.

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful setting straddling ocean and Indian River. Great little museum of ship wreck life saving station.

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Stuart, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the House of Refuge is a Stuart Landmark. a Museum based at an old mariners rescue lodge. Preservation is great and the location is excellent. However if you are expecting more the visit will rate just as average. Yet for what it is please consider visiting to appreciate Stuart rich history.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Alot of wonderful history is packed into this small museum in a great location on the Treasure Coast - and you can go to the beach immediately before or after because it is right on the beach! Reasonable entry fee and nice gift shop too.

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