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Palm Beach Maritime Museum

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Address: 2400 N Flagler Dr, Palm Beach, FL 33480
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+1 561-832-7428

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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 bubblesReviewed May 31, 2016
Derik B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd passed by car and foot so many times and finally found this little gem open as I was walking on the weekend. It's very small and quaint. But it's great for those who love history and all things nautical. Lots of old photos and artifacts here in this small space. They even sell drinks and a couple snacks.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A piece of history tucked away on this little island. We visited on a Sunday at 1pm and got a private tour for just the 2 of us by a VERY nice woman (Ruth). She was knowledgeable and nice to interact with. The museum is badly under funded so please support this before developers take it away. Also, there are... More 

1 Thank FaBianQuan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 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 

2 Thank Candace M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Derik B
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank BuceriasBoy
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

4 Thank dagpel
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles 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..

1 Thank 720garys
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank S J
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Matt G
North Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank DemandingGuest

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