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Apalachicola Maritime Museum

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Address: 103 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1736
Phone Number: 850-653-2500
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Even better after a few beers

The older part of the city is really small, and nice. Many years ago this was a tiny sea port for fishing, now a tourist trap, you can see some old time fishing stuff here

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
M Richard M
Livermore, Colorado
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have really nothing else to do I would still question a visit. No information from receptionist who was totally showing lack of interest in our visit.

Thank Geoff C
Dublin, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place for historical information for Apalachicola and surrounding area. Lots of information on the bay and also the rivers coming into the Bay. Very interesting artifacts. Looks small but I believe it would really take an hour and half to see and read everything that is there. Great break from the beach especially on a rainy day.

Thank freemansfree
Livermore, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The older part of the city is really small, and nice. Many years ago this was a tiny sea port for fishing, now a tourist trap, you can see some old time fishing stuff here

Thank M Richard M
Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apalachicola being a fishing town, We decided to pop in for a Saturday tour. The gift shop has a lot of trinkets and souvenirs. The man behind the counter is by far, the most dry and unfriendly human we have crossed on the gulf coast! He gives a whole new meaning to Salty Dog! We started to walk out but... More 

Thank SterlingFamily03
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We drove in from Port Saint Joe for a quick visit on a rainy day. The museum was a great mix of history and modern life on the bay. Will definitely go back when we are in the area.

Thank Myocastor4
Eustis, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Spent the day in town, shopping and exploring. Lucked into finding this place! What a gem. My teenagers (3) had a great time in the sailboat! The sailor was very friendly and helpful!

Thank K T
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Small but extremely well done museum with excellent exhibits and video narrative. Only negative is proprietor's yapping Jack Russell terrier! A turn off. '

Thank Imi10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Loved it all!!! Well worth $5!!! It was a great way to learn about the maritime history of the area. I would recommend this museum. Go on the boat. It is very nice.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Laurie, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the gracious and friendly proprietor and the boat builder who took the time to show off his latest project. Lots of cool stuff to see! We particularly enjoyed going aboard the beautiful 62' wooden ketch (sailboat)! Best 5 bucks we spent on our trip!

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Kevil, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We went on the Ecological Tour of the Apalachicola River system, which is a 3 hour tour, and we were very pleased with the tour. We didn't see any Alligators on our tour, but that is wildlife for you on a Ecological tour, they don't always make an appearance. But Captain Richards was extremely knowledgeable of Apalachicola, the river system... More 

Thank Mark B

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