We opened in April of 2009, and since then, residents of the community have generously shared their pictures, genealogy, memories, household and work items to build our collection. Our first artifact was the medical bag of beloved midwife Tillie Miller, donated by Rita Brown Millender and John Brown. From then Carrabelle History Museum has grown to house thousands of items in its collections. Gratefully, we still receive wonderful local artifacts.
The museum is located in the Old Carrabelle City Hall, built by local mason Marvin Justiss in 1933 during the Depression as a work program to employ locals. The museum has exhibits rooms to display 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", indigenous people who lived here thousands of years ago.
Special Display on Carrabelle’s Early Postal Service
Friday, November 24 until Saturday, December 30
Carrabelle’s Post Office was first established in 1878, three years before the town’s official founding. Guests can learn about some of Carrabelle’s Postmasters including Caroline “Carrie” Arabella Hall, Cecilia Kilbourn, and J.L Mayton. Which postmaster served under seven presidential administrations? Which postmaster was instrumental in Carrabelle becoming established? Which postmaster was rumored to simply be in the right place at the right time? Which postmaster is known as a beloved figure? Which postmaster does legend say the town was named after? Learn about these interesting people and see their Presidential certificates, historic photos and other artifacts.
There is no charge for admission, but donations are gladly accepted. The museum is open Wednesdays 12-5 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays 10 am-5 pm and Sundays 12-5 pm. Carrabelle History Museum is located one block from the Carrabelle harbor, at 106 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. For more information, contact 850-697-2141
ADDRESS: 106 SE Ave B, Carrabelle, FL 32322
PHONE: (850) 697-2141
Wednesday & Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Visit us in the heart of downtown. The Museum is one block south of US 98. Turn south on Marine Street and left (east) at the first corner, 3rd building on your left. CHM is within walking distance to the Carrabelle Visitors Center.
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