Welcome to the Carrabelle History Museum
|Carrabelle History Museum in the Old City Hall, Carrabelle, FL|
Welcome to the Carrabelle History Museum. Opened in April of 2009, residents of the community have generously shared their pictures, genealogy, memories, household and work items to build our collection. The museum is located in the Old Carrabelle City Hall built in 1933 as project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) by local mason Marvin Justiss. The museum has 4 rooms to display its collections, a large entry hall for special displays, and a workroom/office for the volunteers to process the incoming artifacts. We have several displays that highlight Local Heroes; the Steamship Tarpon, which was key to building our community in the early 1900's; and Carrabelle's "First People", natives who lived here thousands of years ago.
Visit the Carrabelle History Museum at 106 Avenue B, SE, in the heart of downtown. The Museum is one block south of US98. Turn south on Marine Street and left (east) at the first corner. The Museum is the third building on your left. We are within walking distance to the Carrabelle Visitors Center and the World's Smallest Police Station.
The Carrabelle History Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. We gladly open any other day by appointment except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Just call 850-697-2141 or 850-524-1153 to arrange a tour. Field trips and buses are welcome.
Entry to our Museum is free but donations are always welcome.
The Mission of the Carrabelle History Museum is to preserve the history and culture of Carrabelle as a record of where we have been, how we got here and to serve as an inspiration for the future.
|City of Carrabelle Tug at Lumber Dock, Carrabelle, FL, circa 1880s|
Collaborators and Supporters
The Carrabelle History Museum is a project of the local non-profit organization, Carrabelle CARES. It is sponsored by the Carrabelle History Society and the City of Carrabelle with support from the Franklin County Tourist Development Council with a community partnership from the Franklin County Public Library.