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The House of Refuge Museum

Address: 301 Southeast MacArthur Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996
Phone Number: (772) 225-1875
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Stuart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have been visiting the House of Refuge for decades, and never tire of its historical charm. The raw beauty of its location, and the raw courage of its men saving lives on the reefs and bars is a wonderful living history lesson. The kids found it of great interest, and I just love this place. Support it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

i was looking forward to going after reading reviews. i don't get it. view? what view? talk about a quick stop. if you are driving by and want to stop in, it's worth it. the people who work there are very nice. but don't go out of your way.

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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place is a must if you go to Stuart for any reason. Historical old house still stands with a look out tower, and old furnishings to see what it would have been like to live at this home pre-electricity. Stunning, and inspiring, and the perfect place for history buffs to visit, and then take a stroll on the beach.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. I will return because I didn't have time to read and examine everything. The volunteers there are wonderful. I can't remember the name of the gentleman in the gift shop but he was a wealth of knowledge and very welcoming. This is a welcoming place. Our docent guide was named, aptly, Stuart. He was enthusiastic and... More

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West Palm Beach
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What an exciting history preserved at the House of Refuge. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and loved the history he was sharing. The beach the House is on is one of the most beautiful on the Treasure Coast.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The oldest building in Martin County still stands! So much history and information packed into a small building. A great place to learn about the past and enjoy the beautiful view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

So much information relayed by our very knowledgable tour guide. A thunderstorm made the visit all the more authentic. Go visit!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The House Of Refuge is a nice historic site on the beaches of Stuart FL. It was built to rescue sailors, who were in ship wrecks off of the coast in the many coral reefs that dot the area. The water breaking on the rocks there is beautiful, as is the view of the water. Well worth the time to... More

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Stuart, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What I love most about The house of Refuge is its surroundings. The story behind this museum is interesting as The House of Refuge and its lighthouse was there before Hutchinson Island was connected to the mainland by bridges. It has housed and helped many of the sea turtles in past years. My son had his first glimpse of a... More

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Avon Lake
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Museum that serves as a tribute to our coastal history. Run by volunteers who are very knowledgeable and friendly. I was fascinated by how the early settlers served as the emergency support for sailing vessels that sank or ran a ground. They functioned for many years until the Coast Guard was established. Initially visitors are given a guided tour and... More

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