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The House of Refuge Museum

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Such a chill place to go and just get away for the day. I recommend checking it out and the beach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eric S
Stuart, Florida
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One of the most beautiful beaches in Florida

The museum itself is pretty small but still a great place and very informative. I grew up coming... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Orlando, Florida
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301 SE Macarthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-4908
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

1  Thank 103Katherine
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
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

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.

Thank jody g
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
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
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
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

3  Thank Porthos7
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
It was $7 for seniors
Valinda H
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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