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“Some neat stuff/history; really for maritime buffs”

Apalachicola Maritime Museum
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Douglasville, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Some neat stuff/history; really for maritime buffs”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Hubby and I stopped in on a whim one afternoon while looking for things to do. We were greeted right away and then told we needed to give them a $5 donation per person. Ok, we were going to look around the lobby first and decide if we wanted to go in, so please don't rush the ONLY people in the room. We played along and decided to give it a try. We were told the building was behind us and given a menu that would guide us through the museum. Once inside (air conditioned thank God) the displays were pretty neat. I enjoyed the first part of the "tour" with some history of the area. This is not a big place, but there is a lot packed in. Be prepared to do a lot of reading, but it was worth it as there was a lot of interesting information. There is a nice dock that affords some neat views of the working business around and the river. Did not give this more than 3 "stars" because they shut the lights off on us halfway through and when we left, the agent in the lobby was too busy talking on her cell phone about very personal issues to bother with us. It was a shame because we had some questions and I wanted to purchase some of the prints they had. Would recommend this for someone really into boats and maritime activities.

Visited September 2013
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Montara, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Museum and Organization”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

One-stop-shop for maritime history on Forgotten Coast. Solid seafarers' library, wooden boatbuilding program, restored Hereshoff ketch and tender, reasonably priced river/estuary/bay/gulf excursions, evening lecture series on local history, low country boils, friendly relaxed people. They just put up the money to buy, restore and preserve the historic landing out on St. George.

Visited September 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice museum about boats.”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I liked the boats and the old articles. There could have been some more explaination on the machinery that was there. It is a walk through museum.

Visited September 2013
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Carrabelle, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great addition to the Forgotten Coast”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Surprised to see a recent Harsh review of this business. It is a fascinating look at marine vessels from the past, in photos and in person, with presentations by people from the life. Indoor and outdoor displays, so you can visit rain or shine.

This is a private business, not government-subsidized, and as such deserves an open-minded visit.

Visited August 2012
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Florida
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“BOAT LOVERS LOVE THIS”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Very interesting place to visit, especially for boat lovers. We spent about 45 minutes there and could have stayed longer. Most reasonable--a $5 donation is requested.

Visited July 2013
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