The Apalachicola Maritime Museum has two locations. The first location has been open since late 2007 and is located at the end of the Apalachicola River in the city of Apalachicola. The second is at the start of the Apalachicola River in the city of Chattahoochee and is set to open soon. There is a lot of planning and construction going on at each location which will span the next several years as we seek to make the Museum a world class attraction by which to spread the educational message of economic opportunity through environmental stewardship, working waterfront maintenance, heritage based skills and ecotour adventures that broaden the mind, renew the spirit and tone the muscle. We encourage your feedback on our plans. Please send your thoughts and suggestions on our facility improvement plans to
Apalachicola, Florida Location
103 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 - (850) 653-2500
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
This museum location is at the end of the Apalachicola River as it flows into Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Click here for a map.
An aerial view of the Apalachicola museum location is shown in the photograph below. The original museum building and docks are identified within the red border. The expansion of the museum operations resulting from the 2009 State of Florida Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever Grant Program is identified in yellow border and is a historic boat building operation originally constructed in 1920. This property is not yet open to the public. Note the proximity to the US 98 bridge that crosses the Apalachicola River to the south. The museum is directly across the parking lot from the Franklin County Courthouse and in the heart of the Apalachicola historical downtown district and working water front. The museum location can be easily identified by looking to the right as you head west across the high span of the US98 bridge.
Chattahoochee, Florida Location
500 River Landing Road, Chattahoochee, Florida 32324
This museum location, still under development, is at the start of the Apalachicola River just below the dam on Lake Seminole where the River begins the 106 mile flow to river’s end at the Apalachicola museum location.
An aerial view of the Chattahoochee museum location is shown in the photograph below. The total expanse of the property is identified within the red border. The grounds encompass a total of 140 acres with approximately a mile of river frontage. The tree canopied entrance drive overlooks the limestone springs viewable at low water that form the sturgeon spawning grounds and passes the remains of a legendary riverboat and the bridge over Mosquito Creek on the way to the building housing the museum, docks and grounds. The property is located at the site of a historic riverboat landing from the mid 1800s that later emerged into a gravel operation. The property includes a 20 acre island below the railroad bridge. The property is immediately south of the Chattahoochee RV Campground & Fishing Resort at 500 River Landing Road, Chattahoochee, Florida 32324.