We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Review Highlights
The art of A.E. Backus and the Highway Men

This art makes me cry happy tears. It is so much a look into the Florida feel of old. Swaying... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laurie S
Backus Museum Highwaymen exhibition

We went specifically for the exhibit on the "Highwaymen"- a group of black Florida artists who were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Pierce, Florida
Read all 75 reviews
All photos (11)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“for sale”(11 reviews)
“local artists”(7 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
500 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-3080
+1 772-465-0630
Improve This Listing
Reviews (75)
Filter reviews
75 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews for sale local artists original paintings wonderful display florida artists excellent art old florida short video on display highwaymen painters beanie scenes highwayman landscape ft admission
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 75 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This art makes me cry happy tears. It is so much a look into the Florida feel of old. Swaying palms, dusky skies. With AAA? you can get in for a mere $3.00

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went specifically for the exhibit on the "Highwaymen"- a group of black Florida artists who were influenced and encouraged by Bean Backus. The exhibit was excellent, with a marvelous video presentation on the history of the Highwaymen.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sauceybrat
Reviewed January 9, 2019

On this sunny January Wednesday, we had the gallery to ourselves. The staff approached us a number of times when they saw us focusing on a particular piece, to provide us with the history of the art. It was delightful to learn of "Beany's" background...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brian S
Reviewed October 16, 2018

I visited during the annual Best of the Best juried show so was treated to a wonderful display of excellent art by local artists. The museum is a lovely facility in a wonderful setting by the water. Beautiful artwork, nice gift items, pleasant staff. Very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wheat2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Visited during the annual Highwaymen Art Exhibit. Great lecture given, and a wonderful display of Backus’ work along with his mentee artists. A reception followed where we could interact with artists. Real treat!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mariaaba
Reviewed August 11, 2018

My wife and I are drawn to natural artwork of Florida and the late A.E. Backus is one of the greats with his beautiful and inspiring oil paintings of this very subject. He also inspired the Florida Highwayman artwork of Florida scenery during the mid-1950s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank charlief25
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Very nice art gallery located very conveniently. Outstanding displays of painting and other artwork. A very good place to visit. Ample free parking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Beautiful original paintings from A.E.Backus and Florida Highway men. All showing scenes of original real Florida landscapes. Also Juried shows of local artists rotating thru out the year. Looking for gifts, they have wonderful beautiful items for sale. Take a stroll outside around the building...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BCR37
Reviewed March 9, 2018

We found this gallery after seeing some artwork from the Highway Men at the Elliot Museum. This Gallery and Museum had a lot of art work from A. E. Backus, a famous Florida Painter, as well as the special display of the Highway Men work....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Carla J
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Interesting sampling of Florida artisans. Pleasant staff were very informative and helpful. Many craft pieces were very attractive and reasonably priced

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank judieb42
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 24 nearby hotels
Super 8 by Wyndham FT. Pierce
183 reviews
.78 miles away
Dockside Inn & Resort
126 reviews
1.70 miles away
Hutchinson Island Plaza Hotel and Suites
842 reviews
1.73 miles away
Rodeway Inn
76 reviews
2.18 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 212 nearby restaurants
12A Buoy
1,406 reviews
.27 miles away
Taco Dive
174 reviews
.23 miles away
121 Tapas on the Water
195 reviews
.32 miles away
Captain's Galley Restaurant
341 reviews
.23 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 134 nearby attractions
Sunrise Theatre
147 reviews
.39 miles away
Downtown Fort Pierce
251 reviews
.29 miles away
Fort Pierce Farmers Market
126 reviews
.12 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines