Destin History & Fishing Museum is located adjacent to the
Destin Community Center near the Destin Bridge. When visiting,
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.
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.
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.
the oldest seine fishing boat still in existence, The
Primrose, built in 1925.
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