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

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Museum Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
The Destin History and Fishing Museum is marking their 10th Anniversary on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 with free admission to the Museum. Take this opportunity to visit. There is nearly 5,500 sq. ft. of exhibits which feature the history of the early families from the 1830s, the fishing industry from net boats called seine boats to what you see in the Destin Harbor today, and over 75 fish mounts of locally caught fish, The Rodeo Gallery and many other aspects of Destin's unique history.

Each visitor receives a raffle ticket for door prizes and a limited edition 10th Anniversary sticker. The Destin History and Fishing Museum is located at: 108 Stahlman Avenue Destin, Florida. The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Call the museum with any questions, 850-837-6611.

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