Welcome to Destin History
and Fishing Museum

About Us

Our museum is a 501 C3 Non-Profit run by a Board of Directors. Since our founding in 2005 the museum has preserved and taught our city’s history. The museum features the history of the early pioneers from the 1830s and the history of the fishing industry from seine boats to the boats that you see in the Destin Harbor today.

Our Location

108 Stahlman Ave,
Destin, FL 32541, USA

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Our Exhibits

We’ve Got Something for Everyone

Rodeo Gallery

The Destin Fishing Rodeo exhibit focuses on telling the story of how the Rodeo got started and what it means to the Destin community today. The Rodeo is one of the longest running fishing tournaments in the US. Anglers travel from all over the world to compete in the Rodeo. The tournament is a multi-species, 31-day event held annually the month of October.

Diving in Destin

Our newest exhibit focuses on the history of Diving in Destin. The first divers moved to Destin in the 1950’s. Since then diving, snorkeling, and scuba have become popular pastimes in Destin, for not only tourist but locals as well.

Mike Long Memorial Fish Wall

The museum is home to over 100 fish mounts. Every fish in the museum was caught in Destin waters. Several of these mounts are displayed on our fish wall. The wall also displays the Destin peninsula and the depths of water surrounding it.The mural helps explain why Destin is the closest port in the panhandle to every depth of fishable water for all Gulf of Mexico species.

Upcoming Events

Destin History & Fishing Museum is full of fun and exciting events for visitors of all types.

37th Annual Destin Boat Parade

December 10, 2023

Holiday on the Harbor Boat Parade. Free to attend as a viewer.

Public viewing from docks and restaurants between Harbor Docks and HarborWalk Village.

Fireworks finale at end of parade sponsored by HarborWalk Village.

Contact Us

Get in touch to find out more about our collection.


108 Stahlman Ave Destin, FL 32541




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Hours and Admission


Tuesday - Saturday
Sunday & Monday

10:00am - 4:00pm



Military, First Responder


Senior 65+




5 and Under