Destin Heritage and Fishing Museum

Destin Past, Present, and Future

History of Destin

The City of Destin, located in the Florida Panhandle, has a rich historical heritage dating back to American Indian inhabitants as early as the seventh century A.D.

Spanish explorers surveyed Florida in 1538. Don Francisco Tapia was commissioned to survey the Florida coast and in 1693, drew the first known map of East Pass and its shores.

Destin traces its immediate history to a fisherman, Captain Leonard Destin, who moved here from New London, Connecticut, and settled in Northwest Florida in about 1845. Captain Destin pioneered the fishing industry and Destin has maintained this heritage to the present.  Which is where Destin being named the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” comes into play.

Adopt a Street

Destin is looking for residents and vacationers to participate in “adopt a street” program. How awesome would that be? You come and vacation to Destin and adopt a street and forever have a piece of Destin with you. It also helps keep Destin beautiful and safe for everyone. A clean and healthy environment is important to everyone in Destin. Through a collaborative effort, we can all make a positive difference in the appearance and health of this great city. A sign will be placed on the street with your name or business that has a adopted the street. It’s a fun way to leave your mark and also keep Destin gorgeous forever.

Destin Community Center

This facility is used by more than 90,000 people in our community each year. The 18,500 square foot facility has a high school regulation gymnasium, stage, game room, four meeting rooms and a working kitchen. The facility provides an abundant source of summer youth programs, adult league sports, cultural events and meeting area. It also provides a location for the Destin Snowbirds to host their meetings and the Destin Rodeo to host the Miss Destin Pageant.

Sea Oats Motel and Management Co. wants to ensure you have an unforgettable vacation. We want to give you a little piece of history of Destin. If you have any questions please call us. Our rooms so quickly so make sure you hurry to call and book your next visit with us.

Call 833-803-3320 today to learn more or to book your stay!