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.
Review Highlights
Interesting history of Gulf Shores

Small but interesting presentation of history of the Gulf Shores area. Lots of older photos and... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Moline, Illinois
Must see

Museum is free and donations are accepted. Lots of local history. The volunteers working there are... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Randy C
via mobile
Read all 34 reviews
All photos (5)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good54%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
244 W 19th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-3041
+1 251-968-1473
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Gulf Shores
from US$71.50
More Info
from US$200.00
More Info
Reviews (34)
Filter reviews
33 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hurricane ivan local history donations are accepted development information
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 33 reviews
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The coverage of Hurricane Ivan was very interesting as mentioned by other travelers. I very much enjoyed the exhibit that dealt with the role the area of Gulf Shores played during WWII. This really is a great little museum and the staff was very friendly...More

Thank MKSanford13
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Small but interesting presentation of history of the Gulf Shores area. Lots of older photos and timeline of development of the area.

Thank bluejuly2016
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Museum is free and donations are accepted. Lots of local history. The volunteers working there are super nice and helpful. Great way to spend a hours relaxing.

Thank Randy C
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

The staff was friendly and very helpful answering all our questions. A lot of local history here including development and the local effects of hurricanes. I particularly enjoyed seeing the old pictures of parades and local celebrations. A fun stop!

Thank lveach19
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Friendly staff. I love the building. Nice old house. Clean! Even the restroom. Reminds me of my sisters bathrooms. They even have live plants and potpourri. The museum has quite a few old items to check out. They did a good job saving most of...More

Thank gtonic63
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Small museum with a lot of information. Learn about the history of Gulf Shores. Reading about the hurricanes of the area gives a person a feeling of struggle for those that lived through the worst of them. . Military history abounds in this area.

1  Thank ShelbyvilleGerald_E
Reviewed October 8, 2017

This museum is located in a small house, but it was an interesting way to get an idea about Gulf Shores, and to take a break from the beach. No admission fee, but donations are accepted. The docent was helpful to answer questions about the...More

1  Thank Laurieuhoo
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

The museum requires lots of reading as it is full of great articles and artifacts of the short history of the town, incorporated in 1957, and the longer history of the area. The hurricane exhibit, and especially the film, are of particular interest. The director...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed February 17, 2017

We have taken our guests here & were lucky to have a young girl whose family had been here for generations. She knew fist hand about the fishing industry, the local Indian population & how the many storms changed the area. Small but interesting.

Thank Phyllis W
Reviewed February 17, 2017

This is a small museum with interesting items from the area, but the best part was the video of Hurricane Ivan. If you don't care for museums, go for the video! You won't be disappointed! To see the force of nature on the area was...More

1  Thank WRJ-MLJ
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 nearby hotels
Hampton Inn Gulf Shores
361 reviews
.34 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores
270 reviews
.45 km away
Quality Inn
223 reviews
.94 km away
Motel 6 Gulf Shores, AL
136 reviews
1.30 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 176 nearby restaurants
Hope's Cheesecake Incorporated
390 reviews
.57 km away
Fish River Grill #3
702 reviews
.68 km away
Sunset Cork Room
197 reviews
.70 km away
89 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 90 nearby attractions
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
1,393 reviews
1.21 km away
Big Beach Brewing
81 reviews
1.00 km away
Gulf Shores Dog Park
26 reviews
.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Elizabeth S
March 17, 2016|
Response from showmemo61 | Reviewed this property |
It is open 10-12 and 1-5 Tuesday-Saturday
May 9, 2015|
Response from SandyColorado | Reviewed this property |
It's free!