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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
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
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
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
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