The Apalachicola Maritime Museum was founded to celebrate and preserve the rich maritime history of Apalachicola in a hands-on learning environment with active sailing and adventure programs, boat building and restoration, and educational programs. We offer a variety of educational and recreational boat tours including historical tours, eco-tours, kayak trips, sunset cruises, sailing programs, and excursions to pristine barrier islands. Check our Events page for the latest information on upcoming events.
Collectively, the activities of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum will provide a glimpse into the rich and diverse history of the three rivers that come together to form the largest river in Florida, the Apalachicola. Our mission is to help broaden knowledge and appreciation of this important, unspoiled resource and encourage stewardship of ecosystems in the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee/Flint river basin, and the Apalachicola Bay and Gulf of Mexico coastal regions, which rely upon river outflows.
The primary exhibit of the museum came into port in October 2007 with the arrival of the L. Francis Herreshoff-designed 58-foot wooden ketch Quark. The Quark has since been renamed Heritage of Apalachicola to reflect her new mission of education. The design for this fabulous, all-wooden vessel first emerged from the drawing board in the 1930s, when it was used to build the Mobjack. The Heritage was the 63rd vessel built to the Mobjack plans. She embarks on daily sailing adventures on the Apalachicola bay and river.
Apalachicola Maritime Museum Board of Directors
George Kirvin Floyd, Chairman
Harry Arnold, Vice President
Clayton Studstill, Secretary
Betty Taylor Webb
We hope that you will enjoy the educational and hands on participant learning opportunities presented by the AMM.