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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
+1 850-837-6611
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Go with your thinking cap on. So much to learn, and the staff is incredibly knowledged of local history. Loved it. Small and quaint. And, the walk through the old Post Office was charming.

1  Thank patriciaT7659PG
Reviewed 11 January 2017

If you are into history, or learning, or just want to see some big fish and cool old pics, this is the place to go! I have been there a few times. I love the fish mounts and seeing the old photos of Destin before...More

1  Thank mikej593
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a wonderful little museum that all tourists should visit. Learn a little about Destin's short but rich history! Locals take pride in preserving an amazing past. Take time to talk to the locals that volunteer.

Thank YourDestinConcierge
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The owner is very nice and knowledgeable and takes the time to explain all of the historic pieces in the museum. It's a quaint little place but it's loaded with history and awesome information for the little ones has a nice gift shop as well.

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Destin museum is a quaint little museum with lots of Destin history. It's small and you'll surely not spend a day there but it's super informative if you're interested in fishing or Destin.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This was one of the stops on our Segway tour. Unfortunately, part of it was closed for the day due to a large school group, but we still got to see the outdoor exhibits. In October, the museum celebrated it's 11th Anniversary.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed learning more about Destin and how the fishing industry began here.From Captain Destin, Mr Marler and many others this place provided us with great stories and History

1  Thank JLR5454
Reviewed 6 November 2016

31 senior travelers from Pensacola visited last week and found the museum most interesting and educational. Kathy Marler Blue was an excellent host and tour guide through the facility. She has intricate knowledge of the history of Destin and the fishing rodeo and told the...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My brother and I go to Destin for Fishing Rodeo and I was stopped several times on the docks about a newspaper story about myself. A staffer during the weigh in stated he reconized me from the musuem. I asked what he was talking about...More

2  Thank MillerTyme2
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great museum full of history, artifacts, photographs, mounted fish and more. All the old fIshing reports are there thru current date and lots of research material plus a short video on the Oct FIshing Rodeo. Very nice staff.

1  Thank Ben M
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Rj S
4 February 2015|
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.
Rj S
4 February 2015|
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