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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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Exceptionally interesting history

I had never heard or read the history presented at the House of Refuge. This is a TRULY... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Tony R
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Winter Haven, Florida
Stunning views. A forgotten piece of Florida History. Well worth the visit.

Beautiful views. I never knew that people manned the coasts saving people who washed ashore from... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Susan P
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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301 SE Macarthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-4908
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+1 772-225-1875
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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

2  Thank Tony R
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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

1  Thank Susan P
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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.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

You need about an hour to explore the museum or take a guided tour for detailed info. Museum as a refuge house.

1  Thank chericpa
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

1  Thank Thomas T
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 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 31 March 2018

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

2  Thank Porthos7
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 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 27 March 2018

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 21 March 2018 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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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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