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


 


 


Museum News

The latest Museum Press Releases:

Annual Fundraising Gumbo Contest & Silent Auction
January 30, 2016

Area restaurants and individuals compete for the title of the best gumbo on the panhandle. The event will include music by "Bobby d" and a silent auction of sixty plus packages including artwork, vacation stays, jewelry, and restaurant gift certificates, boating and fishing trips, services, golf, recreational activities and much more. Come sample all the areas' finest gumbo and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. Advanced tickets are available now at the Museum for $12 per adult. Admission will be $15 at the door the day of the event.

For more information, contact the Museum at 850-837-6611 or email kathydestinhistory@gmail.com

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