The House of Refuge Museum, Stuart

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  • So much history that I was not aware - the people who lived in these houses of refuge had to walk the beaches for miles every day to search for survivors who washed ashore from sea wrecks. It was a lo...  more »
  • This was one of the many rescue stations along the Florida coast run by volunteers who provided a safe haven for sailors during bad storms. Fascinating in that this museum has maintained records of th...  more »
  • We took several friends that were visiting from Michigan. They enjoyed gaining a bit of historical trivia about the origins of Hutchinson Island and the rescue of the sailors who were shipwrecked in t...  more »
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  • This House of Refuge is the last remaining of the original dozen shipwreck life-saving stations on Florida's Atlantic Coast. Built in 1876 to help stranded sailors, its long colorful history spans nearly 70 years. Today it is owned by the Martin County government and leased to the Martin County Historical Society, which operates it as a museum exhibiting life-saving equipment used over the years and showcasing the keeper's quarters, c.‚ÄČ1904. On May 3, 1974, the House of Refuge was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
  • Fascinating tour. Really enjoyed this experience. Tony, our guide, was informative and cheerful. Went to Stuart for shopping and coffee, and made a day of it.
  • Got there just before closing and didn't have time to look inside, so my review really only count towards scenery. Will go back again and visit properly soon.
  • Linda gave is a historical review she was wonderful. Glad to see this part of history has been preserved.
  • There is beautiful view of the beach, with the staff helpful and very nice the price is absolutely perfect to see part of history that Still Remains intact!

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