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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 1 week ago

The homegrown feel is a bit charming even if some of the exhibits could use an upgrade. If you love fishing, you'll like visiting. The history of Destin is interesting because it is so tied to fishing.More

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Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for visiting the Destin History and Fishing Museum. We are a 501C3 non-profit with one employee and volunteers.We have upgraded and added alot in the last year with plans to upgrade and add more exhibits in 2018-2019. We have in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little museum covers the settlement of the area as a fishing village. Interesting for an hour or so diversion. Fish education.

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Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and hope you learned something new about Destin.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting and very nice displays of fish all caught in the Destin area. We really enjoyed the audio tour and learning about the Luckiest Fishing Village!

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Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit our Museum. We appreciate you and hope you visit Destin again and come back to visit us. We continue to add new exhibits!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I keep going back as they added more items on a regular time frame. I am still up on the wall from Fishing Rodeo in October and think this adds to the value here. I am down for several months each year and will keep...More

Thank Ronald M
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Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit our museum. We have added alot in the last two years and have new additions coming up each year. We look forward to you visiting again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Destin when it unusually cold and this was a good day visit that got us out of the trailer to see the history of Destin and the fishing rodeo history. I was amazed at how much they had in such a small...More

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Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to visit the museum. We love sharing our heritage and beautiful place to live!

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Some interesting history of the area. Enjoyed the short film about the fishing derby. Nice filler for a short time or on a less than stellar weather day.

Thank Jennifer J
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This place is worth visiting. Is always good to learn and see something new . The stuff is very friendly.More

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Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for taking time to visit the Museum. We have a lot of history for a small town and lucky that there are so many descendants of the early families that settled here. In this way we have lots of handed down stories, physical...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Stopped on our Segway Tour and it is a totally a gem. Went back a couple of times - make time for this!

Thank CarolSO8
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Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you so very much for taking time to visit our museum. We love sharing the unique heritage!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Going to this Museum was life changing for me! I am a Destinite, and I learned more in 1 visit here than I have living here for 18 years! If you have ANY interest at all about Destin, this is the place to see! This...More

Thank Tim M
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Kathy B, General Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit the museum. Thank you for your kind words! We love sharing Destin's unique heritage with our locals and visitors that love Destin as much as we do!

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Went here with my fiancé on a rainy day of our vacation. It’s small and I wasn’t expecting much, but it had ALOT of info and was actually super cool. The ladies were very friendly and we were met by a well informed guide when...More

Thank Cheyenne G
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Kathy B, Manager at Destin History & Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

We appreciate you taking time out of your day to visit the Destin History and Fishing Museum. It is always exciting to share our local history and culture from times past to how Destin has become the World Class Resort it is today.

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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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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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