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.
ADDRESS: 106 SE Ave B, Carrabelle, FL 32322
PHONE: (850) 697-2141
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
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. We are in the third building on your left.
CHM is within walking distance to the Carrabelle Visitors Center.
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Friday, October 1 through Thursday, October 31
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