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The House of Refuge Museum

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Address: 301 SE Macarthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-4908
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+1 772-225-1875
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13:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Interesting, historical site!

Very interesting place to visit.....nicely preserved original structure from the houses of refuge. Takes less than an hour, local volunteers give you a guided tour, cost is about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Maya Beach
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Maya Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting place to visit.....nicely preserved original structure from the houses of refuge. Takes less than an hour, local volunteers give you a guided tour, cost is about $8-$10......if you go on-line you can get discounts for going to House of Refuge, FL Oceanographic and Elliot Museum as a package. It's a nice way to spend an afternoon. Not an... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. Right on the beach and has a cool history to it. However, there is this very mysterious compound to the left of this place. i swore i saw a man that looked like bin laden hiding in this place... Someone should look into this.

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Thank Kyllison
Aurora, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of those places for a short visit but you learn a lot of history about marine wrecks and rescue in the days of sailing vessels. Good for kids and anyone who likes history.

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Thank Paul L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historic building and museum is a tribute to the early years of old Florida. The museum is filled with remarkable artifacts that illustrate the history of early 19th Century construction and coastal coast guard services. Enjoy a great self tour or seek the help of knowledge docents. Whatever you do don't miss the stunning beach, cliffs and sea life... More 

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Thank Don L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such an interesting place to visit, and it played such an important role at the time in the coastal history of Florida and what developed into the Coast Guard.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Older house on the beach with antique rooms inside with the usual artifacts from a much earlier era. What we love is the beach it is located on. Many rocks that make for beautiful pictures when the water is not choppy. Recommend seeing.

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New Orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A very well-preserved Rescue station, from the days before motor lifeboats and aircraft, they were established for rescue and sheltering of shipwrecked sailors along the Florida Coast. Nothing flashy fancy or high-tech, which makes it all the better. You can see the history of the many shipwrecks in the late 1800s and early 1900s, as well as living quarters for... More 

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wilmington
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218 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We felt like this was someplace we had to see to understand the history of the ocean travel around Florida. Worth the visit.

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Wonderful place to visit and get a little background info on the local area. Stuart is a hidden gem, the beach located at House of Refuge is called Ross Witham Beach...named after my grandfather.

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lovely place for a beach wedding! Nice outdoor canopy for reception. Parking is a little limited. Lot's of history here.

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