Destin History and Fishing Museum offers fishing exhibits, antique rods and reels, vintage photographs of  Destin early settlers, and more.


  • Experience the feeling of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with award winning examples of fish caught in Destin. This exhibit is displayed on a 100 feet of wall space depicting the Gulf floor.

  • View a large collection of antique fishing rods and reels, the most unique is constructed of split bamboo with an original Penn Reel, that belonged to Ernest Hemingway.

  • Get an idea of life in Destin before the arrival of electricity in the 1930s.
  • Visit the original Destin Post Office building located adjacent to the property.

  • See the oldest seine fishing boat still in existence, The Primrose, built in 1925.

  • Enjoy vintage photographs of early Destin settlers, boat captains and their boats, beach scenes, businesses, and much more.

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

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Museum News

The latest Museum Press Releases:

2015 Gumbo Contest Winners
The Destin History and Fishing Museum held theirr Annual Gumbo Contest and Silent Auction Fundraiser on January 31, 2015 at the Destin Community Center. This event marked another successful fundraising event.  

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2014 Destin Boat Parade Winners
The Destin History and Fishing Museum hosted the 28th Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade and fireworks by Pyro Shows, Inc.  

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Destin History & Fishing Museum  |  P.O. Box 548  |  Destin, Florida 32541 |  850.837.6611
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