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:

29th Annual Holiday on the Harbor Destin Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks Sunday, December 13, 2015
The Destin History and Fishing Museum and Margaritaville will be hosting the 29th Annual Holiday on the Harbor Destiin Boat Parade with Fireworks sponsored by HarborWallk Village on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Festivities will be held that afternoon all along the Harbor and the Lighted Boat Parade will start at 6 pm with judging upstairs at Margaritaville.

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