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Palm Beach Maritime Museum

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Address: 2400 N Flagler Dr, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone Number: 561-832-7428
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A Quirky piece of History

A must see place...it offers an interesting piece of history. More than just the JFK bunker which is pretty sweet. The Coast Guard house is a treasure trove of artifacts. I just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2016
Derik B
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I purchased a Groupon for $70 (Tour of the Kennedy Bunker, former Coast Guard station, and Currie Park Museum) which would have been $120 for my family of four. We met at the boat house and took a 15 minute walk through the house and then about 15 minutes for the bunker. The tour guide did have a lot of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

A must see place...it offers an interesting piece of history. More than just the JFK bunker which is pretty sweet. The Coast Guard house is a treasure trove of artifacts. I just wish you were able to see more than just the first floor. The bunker was set up as it would have been back the day. Our tour guide... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The Kennedy family owned a mansion and compound in Palm Beach for decades, and the president spent time there while he was in office. After his election, Navy Seabees constructed an underground nuclear fallout bunker on Peanut Island in the Palm Beach harbor to protect the president in case of nuclear attack. It was a fallout shelter, not a bomb... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

To get there, you climb aboard a water taxi The museum and the Kennedy bunker are located on an island with a great beach and a beautiful blue lagoon. The museum is small, but the volunteers give a great presentation and the subsequent tour leads through the bunker with all its different chambers. Hard to imagine that a family of... More 

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3 Thank dagpel
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Quite a lovely place and hidden gem. Well worth a stop in for a nice 2 hour tour. Love history,photo's and artifct's. Bring you back to the early days..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Interesting and unique place. Not your typical museum but if you like maritime history make sure you tour this small and simple place on Peanut Island.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

to call this a maritime museum is a flat out lie. the tour guide talked so softy we couldn't hear her. there was random pictures on the wall of ships that had nothing to do with the maritime history in palm beach, when we asked questions about them her response was " I don't know they were given to us".... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The maritime museum does well with what it has, which is usually very little. Then there are the events like when they get a tall ship, such as Lynx, to the area. I had the opportunity to sail on the Lynx (a remake of a War of 1812 era sailing vessel - see it http://www.privateerlynx.com/lynx.html). What an amazing experience. I... More 

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This quaint museum is right on the water with a great view of Palm Beach. They had some great maritime history on display for just an asking donation of $2. They are associated with the Maritime Museum on Peanut Island.

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Located on Peanut Island, you have to take a bot there. Water taxis are available. The tour itself was pretty average, but being able to walk through President Kennedy's bunker from the Cuban missile crisis era was very interesting, and elevated my rating to "Very Good." We also saw manatees near the museum (not part of the tour).

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