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The House of Refuge Museum

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We have been coming to Hutchinson Island for years now but never took the time to visit the House... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Huntington, New York
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Two adults visited this museum on a Saturday in early December. Took us about two hours including a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Hutchinson Island for years now but never took the time to visit the House of Refuge Museum. This is an amazing place. From the crystal blue water and historical significance to just the beauty of the ocean. This really is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two adults visited this museum on a Saturday in early December. Took us about two hours including a ½ hour guided tour (we tend to read everything). Your time may vary. We had no clue about the Houses of Refuge in Florida in the late...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When travelling we always like to find out about some local history and environment. This tour combined both in the classic "man vs. nature" vein. The tour guide (Tony) did a fantastic job of explaining the general House of Refuge concept (this one is the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suzanne m
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We received a wonderful tour of this little house and learned so much. It is the only refuge house still standing. Shipwrecked folks could find safety and lodgings there. Many had to be rescued from the sea. In the early days they used horses to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Chicsdofish
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Such a chill place to go and just get away for the day. I recommend checking it out and the beach has big rocks. Great place to take pictures!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 76EricS
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The museum itself is pretty small but still a great place and very informative. I grew up coming here and take my son here now. The beach is always emtpy and a beautiful sight. Great fishing too

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ncordi
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Step back in time to visit the only surviving House of Refuge. The house is in great shape,and the guide gave me an insightful tour about the people who manned these lifesaving houses and their charges. The views are stunning, and I understand they host...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Katherine K
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I had never heard or read the history presented at the House of Refuge. This is a TRULY FASCINATING visit, and a must for people interested in the histories of Florida, the sea, the last two centuries, or the Coast Guard. Our guide was a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Beautiful views. I never knew that people manned the coasts saving people who washed ashore from shipwrecks. History buffs will enjoy this place. Great example of traditional architecture. Well preserved. One of the most beautiful beaches in Florida with the coral rock beach and crystal...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Susan P
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Such a cool spot along bath tub reef... the drive out along the island and the cool little museum are well worth the exploration.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jody g
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
It was $7 for seniors
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Response from Z0S0 | Reviewed this property |
1 PM-4 PM on Sunday.
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Response from larry51347 | Reviewed this property |
The directions from Debbie are right. Enjoy