Apalachicola Maritime Museum

Apalachicola Maritime Museum

Apalachicola Maritime Museum

Apalachicola Maritime Museum
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Orskil
Panama City, FL55 contributions
Weekend Getaway
Sep 2021 • Couples
At this time it is still closed, no need to visit. May have been a nice place to visit buy only time will tell if they reopwn.
Written September 18, 2021
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Charlie S
Apalachicola, FL47 contributions
Interesting but closed
Sep 2019
This waterfront museum was badly damaged by Hurricane Michael in October 2018, and has not re-opened as of September 2019. It had been an interesting historical place, with old nautical artifacts and tidbits of information about the rich maritime history of the area. Hope they open again.
Written September 9, 2019
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Robert I
Santa Fe, NM74 contributions
A Worthwhile Stop
May 2019 • Couples
If you are interested in local history, industry and lore this is a worthwhile stop. We enjoyed it. Check it out.
Written May 27, 2019
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carolk
7 contributions
Light House Museum
Mar 2019 • Friends
I really enjoyed the informatant historical tour of the museum. A local volunteer gave us the history of the rebuilt lighthouse & the hurricanes that impacted the area years ago and recently. The artifacts from the era were also interesting to view. If you visit please leave a donation to help keep the museum running. You can also climb the 99 steps to the top of the light house for a small fee. I did not climb the steps, but was told it is a great view from the top, over looking the ocean.
Written March 26, 2019
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Sailingalbvi
Venice, FL287 contributions
Maritime local history worth the stop
Sep 2018 • Couples
Really enjoyed our time at the museum. Learned a lot about the area and the role that the maritime community played in history. Worth the time spent looking at all the displays. The staff was friendly and encouraged us to check out the sailboat on the dock, which we did and enjoyed walking on deck.
Written September 27, 2018
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Amy J
161 contributions
Authentic
Sep 2018 • Solo
My first stop in Apalachicola. I loved it and learned a lot. Best of all, it's free! Be sure to walk out on the dock, there's a swing and a breeze!
Written September 23, 2018
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riverstothesea
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
A trip back in time to Little St. George Island
Aug 2018
WOW ... what a unique familiarly experience our trip to the old lighthouse keepers house and surrounding out buildings was. Far better than the Disney ... no lines, tickets or crowds ... all real, living history. The complex dated back to the early 19th century and included a stable, pond, boat house and well. The 82 page educational trip guide prepared by the Museum research staff that was provided with the trip was a treasure chest of information which brought the excursion to life. It included species recognition charts for birds, plants and sea shells. The guide had 10 pages dedicated to the SGI trip including history, island plant and animal life, lighthouse history, Civil War era, the Turpentine era, livestock era, use as a amphibious training site for WWII in preparation for D-Day, digging of the "Cut" in the 1950s and even included information about the trails and camp sites available. It even included a test for the kids to demonstrate what they had learned. We will be back ... soooon to take the St. Vincent Island trip. Note that there are lots of skeeters and biting flies so take the bug spray. Also a good idea to bring a mid morning snack and / or lunch and plenty of fluids. The boat is set up with bench with backs seating around tables that make the ride convenient for family meals while underway across Apalachicola Bay.
Written August 18, 2018
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avenrick83
Arcanum, OH5 contributions
Fireworks on the river
Jul 2018 • Family
Our family visited the museum for the fireworks show on the river. The captain was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area. He took us out in the bay to watch the sunset before returning to the river for a great fireworks show. It’s great to see how much history such a small town can share with it’s visitors.
Written August 17, 2018
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Jaden P
1 contribution
AMAZING!!
Jul 2018 • Family
My family and I went to the museum multiple days. The first day, July 3rd, was for a short boat ride. We went into the bay a little then turned around to go back toward the river where we would watch fireworks. It was absolutely beautiful and I’ll attach a photo below. Our captain and first mate were amazing people who gave lots of information, answered every question asked, and helped entertain the small children that were in the other family that went on the boat ride as well. Our second day was to actually walk around the museum. It’s a smaller museum but still has a TON of interesting information. I really enjoyed learning about Applachicola and the river and having visuals like the boats and nets. It’s a truly amazing museum and I would definitely go back.
Written August 16, 2018
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Brooklyn V
1 contribution
Maritime museum
Jul 2018 • Family
My family and I Visited the Apalachicola Maritime Museum for the Fourth of July river cruise.Really enjoy the exhibits at the museum, also we were able to look at the Golden Ball. I can’t wait until the Samuel Floyd is back at the museum so we can plans another trip to go see it!
Written August 16, 2018
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