The Carrabelle History Museum is housed in a historic building, that for 75 years, was Carrabelle's City Hall. Now a museum, its mission is to preserve the history and culture of Carrabelle and the surrounding Forgotten Coast. Personal memorabilia and local artifacts tell the story of Carrabelle from the eyes and ears of its long term residents. Exhibit items include ancient Native America pottery shards and artifacts, fascinating fossils, tools and other artifacts from the turpentine, lumber and commercial fishing industries, nautical artifacts and history, and a Civil war display... and an endless supply of fascinating stories. The museum also has an exhibit about the steamship “SS Tarpon” which served the city with weekly visits from 1902 to 1937 including the amazing tale of its deadly wreck and the men who survived it. And the original World's Smallest Police Station can be found on display right inside the Carrabelle History Museum.
The museum hosts four history speaker's programs a year and Carrabelle Culture Crawl on the 3rd weekend in March. The museum also participates in Smithsonian Museum Day in September, the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival in April and Holiday on the Harbor Festival in December.
Museum & Gift Shop Hours:
Wednesday 12-5 pm
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Sunday 12-5 pm
We gladly open any other day by appointment except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Just call 850-697-2141 to arrange a tour. Field trips and buses are welcome.