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The House of Refuge Museum

301 SE Macarthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-4908
+1 772-225-1875
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small but historic museum

The House of Refuge is (one of?) the last surviving refuge houses along the FL coast. Situated on a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thomas T
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Palm City, Florida
Beautiful history !

Stunning ocean views, company was great...our tour guide was fantastic. Oh the view was fabulous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shannon H
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Kentucky, United States
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301 SE Macarthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-4908
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The House of Refuge is (one of?) the last surviving refuge houses along the FL coast. Situated on a picturesque section of the shore it contains mementos of its earlier purpose as well as exhibits of recent artists. local guides are very friendly and helpful....More

Thank Thomas T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning ocean views, company was great...our tour guide was fantastic. Oh the view was fabulous. Wished I could have spent more time right there. It's definitely very interesting.

Thank Shannon H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tiny museum dedicated to the people who rescued shipwrecked sailors and gave them a house of "refuge" from the elements. There is a guided tour which although nice, is not needed. You can explore on your own, and it's only a small museum -...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the House of Refuge yesterday and had a very interesting tour with George! What incredible history of Florida as well as history of the last remaining House of Refuge for shipwreck survivors. Really takes you back in time! Would recommend for all ages. Special...More

1  Thank Anne W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must when you are visiting Martin County. Beautiful views and a great location! Be sure to go by for some history!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting visit of a small caretaker's house built in the 1870's in case of a shipwreck along the Florida coast. Our guide did a great job on detailing the history of the local times. Take time to look at the bedrock formations on the beach...More

Thank Glenn B
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This small museum is amazing. Refuge Houses were huge in the past and I had no idea they even existed. Our guide gave us a lot of information, then left us to walk around on our own. I learned a lot. There is a lot...More

1  Thank Carla J
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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Our guide very informative and friendly. Had many great stories to tell and related the history very well. Amazing displays of archeological history plus the business of live saving.

Thank Steven D
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

This sturdy wood homelike structure was built in 1875 as one of the string of Refuge Houses. These buildings were spaced along Florida’s ocean coast to accommodate the frequent shipwrecked crews who made it to shore. By 1915 the Coast Guard operated the house. In...More

Thank Ace J
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

So much history that I was not aware - the people who lived in these houses of refuge had to walk the beaches for miles every day to search for survivors who washed ashore from sea wrecks. It was a lonely life, but so necessary...More

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It was $7 for seniors
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1 PM-4 PM on Sunday.
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The directions from Debbie are right. Enjoy
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