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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Support the Museum by Parking for the Destin Seafood Festival
The Destin History and Fishing Museum will provide parking for the Destin Seafood Festival visitors for a donation of $10 per car. Parking will be provided at the two parking lots adjacent to the Museumís 108 Stahlman Avenue location behind WhatABurger on Highway 98. Alan Laird of AJís Seafood and Oyster Bar is donating the use of his lots in support of the Museum. This parking area is on the north side of Highway 98 across from AJís Restaurant thru to Mountain Drive. Parking spaces will be available Friday, October 3th from 3 P.M. to 9 P.M., Saturday, October 4th from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Sunday, October 5 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Each car parked will receive two ď2for1Ē museum admission coupons, and coupons redeemable at AJís Seafood and Oyster Bar. The Museum is a 501 C3 Non-Profit Foundation. For more information call 837-6611 or email


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