Whoever said that history was ‘boring’ never stepped foot into the Florida Maritime Museum, a place that tells the extraordinary stories of life on the water and makes you the link to carrying on time-honored traditions of the past.
Nestled on a four-acre nature preserve in the historical fishing village of Cortez, the Florida Maritime Museum features artifacts, images, and replicas that tell the century-old tales of living on Florida’s Gulf Coast as a commercial fisherman.
But this place isn’t just for looking at relics behind glass, you are encouraged to get your hands on history at their Folk Art School, a unique place that teaches nearly-forgotten skills like net mending, soap making, and more. With almost-daily classes that cover an endless array of activities, there is something for everyone (and every age!) to enjoy.