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Destin History and Fishing Museum

Emerald Cost Press Nathan Abbott September 27, 2018

The Destin History & Fishing Museum is a 501 C-3 Non-Profit run by a Board of Directors opening to the public October 1, 2005. The museum is a tourist destination and key historical repository for the Destin area. The exhibits present the history of Destin and journey from a small fishing village to a major tourist attraction.

The museum includes:

5,500 sq. ft. of exhibit space in the main building covering early Indians through development and growth of the village.

Exhibits in the outdoor Museum Historic Park Complex including the historic seine boat "Primrose", mullet boat "Lil Jimmy", seine net reel, and the original Old Post Office as well as the "Footprints in the Sand" memorial walkway.

Over 75 mounts of locally caught fish.

Historic photographs, artifacts, fishing equipment and documents of early Destin and the Fishing industry.
Mike Long Memorial Fish Wall featuring many fish mounts on a mural showcasing the science why the local fishing is so good.

Science of "Why Destin Sand is White".

Historic and genealogical data on the founding families and those that shaped the growth of early Destin.

Destin Fishing Rodeo Gallery featuring "all things" Rodeo in videos, photos and artifacts.

Ways to Experience the Museum:

Scavenger Hunts for the "young" and "young at heart".
Self-guided on your own.
Staff and/or volunteer lead personal tour.
Self-guided tour with MP3 Player and headset.
Personalized tour utilizing QR codes downloaded on your phone.

Group Tours Available:
Student tours available with focus on specific objectives.
Group tours with overview in the Rodeo Gallery, door prizes, and guided tour throughout the museum.

Hours and Admission:
Hours: The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission Costs: Adult $5; Seniors & Military $4; Children/Students (Age 7 Through College) $3; Children under 6 & Members are Free.

For more information, please visit their website here.

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