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Destin History & Fishing Museum


The Destin History & Fishing Museum is located adjacent to the Destin Community Center near the Destin Bridge. When visiting, you can:

  • Experience the feeling of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with award winning examples of fish caught in Destin. This exhibit is displayed on 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.

"Footprints in the Sand" is a celebration of life in Destin that can be viewed as you approach the Museum. The "footprints" family name pavers denote the fifteen family names present in Destin from 1835 through 1935. The paver garden base was completed in June 2011, and personalized bricks are available for a donation.

The Destin History and Fishing Museum website offers links to the Destin Fishing Forum, the Destin Fishing Rodeo, which is held the entire month of October, and other websites of interest to those visiting Destin.

108 Stahlman Avenue, Destin
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
Adults, $5; Seniors & Military, $4; Children $3; Children under 6 are Free


Website: www.destinhistoryandfishingmuseum.org