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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Unique, and what a view

This is just a really neat place. On days when the wind is from the west, or the ocean breezes are very light, it's one of the most beautiful places in the State.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is just a really neat place. On days when the wind is from the west, or the ocean breezes are very light, it's one of the most beautiful places in the State.

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You get the history on the operation of the House of Refuge which was dotted along the east coast of the U.S. This is the only remaining house left. This is where shipwrecked sailors would find refuge after a storm.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a simple local museum, but the setting is magnificent and it tells the story well of the early lightkeepers and their challenges. Also a good summary of the general area's history before it became a tourist attraction. The staff is friendly and helpful and there is a good collection of books of local interest, esp. history.

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Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Take a look at the native garden which was created and maintained by the Martin County Master Gardeners. You will enjoy learning more of the local history. If you are in the area in December the house is decorated for the holidays and gives you that 1800's time period feel.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wow! Had no idea about this bit of history. The view of the ocean is fabulous (and a bit unsettling if you imagine a hurricane bearing down).

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Interesting museum about the history of the area. Manned by knowledgeable volunteers, this museum is worth a visit to gain a sense of the maritime background of this part of the coast.

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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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Additional Information about The House of Refuge Museum

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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