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Take a Video Tour of Our Magnificent Museums

Want a closer look inside the Forgotten Coast’s treasured museums and historical sites? Check out our Museum Video Series hosted by Trinity Hardy. These enlightening videos will take you on a brief tour of each Franklin County museum, including The Raney House Museum, The Orman House Museum, John Gorrie Museum State Park, Carrabelle History Museum and Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, as well as our two historic lighthouses: Cape St. George Light and Crooked River Lighthouse. Discover the rich historical significance of each site and get a glimpse of the unique artifacts, memorabilia and exhibits showcased inside these fascinating museums.

Forgotten Coast Like A Local: Episode 1 - Museums

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Raney House Museum

Carrabelle History Museum

Orman House Museum

Carrabelle Lighthouse Museum

John Gorrie Museum

Estuarine Research Reserve

St. George Lighthouse Museum

Camp Gordon Johnston


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Georgian Motel in Carrabelle
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Georgian Motel

Some of the world’s most beautiful beaches are only minutes from the Georgian Motel, and the Carrabelle River and the Gulf of Mexico are at its back door. The motel is ideally located for both saltwater and freshwater fishing, as well as hiking, hunting, camping, boating, swimming, and more. Guests can access nearby boat slips, full-service marinas, and docking facilities.…

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Bowery Inn
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Bowery Inn

The historic Bowery Inn Building circa 1900, sat 40 years vacant and then most recently was home to a General Mercantile Business with a room and living quarters upstairs, has returned to its roots with a remarkable renovation completed in 2015. The structure exudes rustic charm from salvaged and reclaimed building material from Apalachicola. Each piece of wood and decor was…

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Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola
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Rexford Suite

Downtown Apalach Above the Dixie Theatre! Experience downtown Apalachicola and the beautiful Apalachicola River from your windows or walk out the door and step into the shops, art galleries and restaurants of this quaint historic fishing village. Take an estuary tour or spend the day fishing with one of the experienced guides either on the Apalachicola River or in the…

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Carrabelle Riverfront Festival Carrabelle

The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival in Carrabelle, Florida is a full day of free family-friendly activities, live music, entertainment, unique and colorful arts & crafts vendors, and delicious food. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, young & old, along the beautiful historic waterfront. Photo Credit: Sheri Wesson

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Antique & Classic Boat, Car & Golf Cart Show - Donald Wesson
Apr 15

Boat & Car Show Apalachicola

Join the Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce for the annual Boat & Car Show in Apalachicola, Florida. Photo credit: Donald Wesson

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Ghostwalk in Apalachicola Florida
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Spring Ghostwalk Apalachicola

Enjoy the Apalachicola Area Historical Society’s annual Spring Ghost Tour walk of the Historic Chestnut Street Cemetery in Apalachicola on May 6. Hauntings will abound when local history enthusiasts don the garb and take on the persona of the cemetery’s notable inhabitants to tell their tale of life in Apalachicola…

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