How Things Were

Destin is known for the breathtaking views of emerald waters and sugar sands but it has so much more to offer in the way of culture and heritage.

It’s known that Destin is the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” and it’s not just a clever nickname. Destin got that nickname for a good reason.

Destin Heritage and Fishing MuseumCome and experience the historic and educational exhibits detailing early Destin life, dated back to the 1830s. Witness the birth and evolution of a fishing industry that has become the heritage of the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. View over 60 mounts of fish caught by anglers in Destin waters and learn about local fish. Also come and see the restored “Primrose”, Destin’s last seine boat and the oldest still in existence. Check out the original first post office building that served the early pioneers.

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. You will be exceptionally amazed, and will learn so much about Destin while you are here.

Also, you will be able to 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. There is so much history just waiting here for you to discover. Visit the original Destin Post Office building located adjacent to the property. Enjoy vintage photographs of early Destin settlers, boat captains and their boats, beach scenes, businesses, and much more. This will make a perfect family day trip for everyone to enjoy.

MuseumDisplayThe museum is is located at 108 Stahlman Ave in Destin, Florida and is open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Call Sea Oats Motel and Management Co. today and book your room with us. We are here to answer any and all your questions pertaining to this amazing historic museum and also about our rooms. Our rooms are perfect for a romantic getaway or with the entire family. We have something to offer for everyone and we take pride in providing excellent customer service.

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