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Destin History & Fishing Museum

108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541-1533
+1 850-837-6611
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Experience the historic and educational exhibits detailing early Destin life from the 1830s. Witness the birth and evolution of a fishing industry that has become the heritage of the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village". View over 60 mounts of fish caught by anglers in Destin waters and learn about local fish and fishing. See the restored "Primrose", Destin's last seine boat and the original first post office building that served the early pioneers.
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108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541-1533
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice Fishing Museum with a history of the town and the Fishing there. I really enjoyed this Museum and would recommend it.

Thank da120757
Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking time to visit our museum. We hope you learned something new about Destin and its heritage!

Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a great place for the whole family. We found it interesting and entertaining to to learn the history of Destin Forida. Also the best bargain for local sea shells

Thank reeneshedd
Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you so very much for taking time out of your day to visit the museum. We love to share our heritage!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Our family of six found this little museum (the whole thing can be toured in about an hour) to be a gem in the Destin area! It was very family friendly with a fun coloring/book corner for the little ones and a scavenger hunt for...More

Thank vibrantqueen
Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you so very much for taking the time out of your day to visit our museum. We hope that you learned something new about Destin's unique heritage!

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Wow, great rainy day or cool day activity. The kids will learn a lot about the people who have fished here for 100 years. There is a display in the right corner of the main building that looks like it came from Disneys carousel of...More

1  Thank gregdaniels1
Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you so very much for taking time out of your day to come visit us at the Museum. We hope that you learned something new about Destin's heritage and will visit us again!

Reviewed 13 June 2017

I love places like this! It was a whim stop after lunch and I was very pleased. The video about the Fishing Rodeo made me so excited to attend my first one later this year! The log of pictures fro early fishing was really cool...More

Thank lrzmartino
Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you so very much for taking time out of your day to visit. I hope you learned something new about Destin's heritage!

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

It was intersting enough to keep my kids heads off their phone. Guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. Interesting exhibits to look at. Definitely Family oriented. Souvenirs available.

Thank Jacob G
Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you so very much for taking tie out of your day to visit our museum. Hope you learned something new about Destin!

Reviewed 9 May 2017

THe museum is small but packed with fishing gear and local history and information. It's one of only a few things to do other than wasting time shopping.

Thank bbg130
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Living near Destin, I thought it would be nice to learn more about its beginnings. This little museum is just off the main highway and presented a wonderful picture of Destin's ties to the bay and Gulf. It introduces you to some of the major...More

Thank retiredJB
Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit our Museum. Our goal is to share the heritage of those earlier times and how they brought us to the world class tourist destination of today.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you love old Florida, and American history, you will love this little walk back in time. It's a museum in an old home. Small, yet very full of knowledge and artifact's. Not expensive, worth it, it's my donation to keep America Great!! Thank you...More

Thank paceflchick
Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to visit so we could share Destin's unique heritage!

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Fantastic combination of fishing and the history of Destin, amassed by a family that's been there nearly as long as the Destin's, for whom the town was named. We happened in on a Monday, when they are CLOSED, but Ms Marlen(?) was nice enough to...More

Thank stevolson7
Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our museum. Hope you are able to come back again as we are continuing to add more exhibits. I was happy to have you visit!

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Rj S
4 February 2015|
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Response from gatortrout1 | Reviewed this property |
The hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 10AM - 4PM. Fees, if I recall are Adults $5, seniors and military $4 with all students $3. Under 6 years of age are free.
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Rj S
4 February 2015|
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Response from Kathy B | Property representative |
The Destin History and Fishing Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am 4 pm. We have around 4,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space featuring the history or our early settlers from 1835, the history of the fishing... More
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