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Elliott Museum, Stuart

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4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
The Elliott Museum, located at 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, Florida, United States, focuses on art, history, and technology. Named after the prolific inventor Sterling Elliott, the museum features a changing exhibition gallery and an art studio; maritime, baseball, and local history galleries; and bicycles, classic wooden boats, motorcycles, over 90 cars and trucks, and even an airplane. Over 50 vehicles are displayed in a unique robotic racking system which retrieves vehicles on demand for display on a turntable. The Elliott Museum has one of the largest collections of historic Ford Model A and Model AA commercial vehicles in the world.HistoryThe original Elliott Museum was built in 1961 by Harmon Elliott as a tribute to his father, Sterling Elliott. On November 18, 1961, it was given to the non-profit Historical Society of Martin County, which has operated both the Museum and Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge ever since. Some of the collection came from Sterling Elliott. Much of it was purchased by Harmon Elliott from an Americana Museum in Salem Massachusetts for display in the Elliott Museum.Over the years, the original building was in need of repair and the spaces no longer met the needs of the growing museum organization, so in June 2011 the original Elliott Museum building was torn down. The new, 48,000 square foot Elliott Museum opened to the public in March, 2013. The Museum opened with the donation of the Model A and Model AA commercial vehicle collection assembled by Elliott R. Donnelley. Shortly after opening, the Museum merged with the Classic Boat and Maritime Museum, taking on its collection of classic boats, boat models, and its mission of interpreting local maritime history.
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  • We came to join several local business groups for a Special Exhibit on water & seas. We really enjoyed the presentation and fellowship! We have visited this museum for other special exhibits. We will ...  read more »
  • Went here on a Sunday morning. Nice easy stroll through with multiple items on display. Antique cars, toys, a great baseball section. Great Sunday activity after breakfast. 
  • By far the most amazing thing here is the special car-o-vater We enjoyed the history of the owners and impressed by the friendliness of the staff. A nice collection of local history. And some cool stu...  read more »
  • I had mot been to this museum for many, many years after the hurricanes damaged the building. They did a wonderful job rebuilding! There is a tour guide through part of the museum. If you are a car buff then you will love the three floors of cars!
  • Don't bother! Huge disappointment and huge waste of money. Very small and quite boring! Was an awesome and huge museum to go to in the 80's and 90's but the hurricanes destroyed much of what they used to have. 😥
  • Elliott Museum is really something special. And for me I have fond memories of visiting the "old" Elliott Museum as a kid, back in the 90's. Now the newly built Elliott Museum really does a wonderful job of capturing the old and new of both museums and now with two floors of displays, there's so much to look at. I would highly recommend it to anyone for the first time locally, visiting South Florida, or looking to checkout the new displays that change often.
  • Awesome! I love all the cars in the museum. They have a really cool autonomous car display! Tons of old cars rotated on a platform. Lots of old history and has a neat baseball museum.
  • Local history presented with actual artifacts and at times creator of the project. A pleasant 4+ hours for residents and tourists.
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