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You’ll find history, seafood and maritime heritage on every corner.

Apalachicola offers maritime history and a still-working waterfront plus plenty of restaurants serving the freshest seafood on the coast, each in its unique way. Tour the award-winning historic district and shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques.

You’ll feel history when you breathe the salty air of Apalachicola Bay and walk the canopy-shaded sidewalks of Apalachicola’s distinguished Historic District replete with the regal homes of past sea captains, river pilots and sponge divers. Apalachicola's diverse and colorful past remains visible today as you stroll along the wide tree-lined streets where picturesque Victorian homes display the charm of years gone by. Once the third largest port on the Gulf of Mexico, Apalachicola echoes with memories of an era once filled with steamboats and schooners, railroads and lumber mills. There are more than 900 historic homes, buildings and sites in the city’s Historic District. Apalachicola is considered a “distinctive destination” by the National Trust for His toric Preservation based on its unique character, charm and dedication to historic preservation.

Maritime Culture

Apalachicola’s maritime culture is best reflected along its working waterfront. There you’ll see bustling seafood houses, weather-worn shrimp boats and stately brick buildings that once served as 19th century chandleries, net factories and warehouses. Eclectic boutiques, galleries and restaurants are tucked into nooks and crannies throughout the historic downtown commercial district. The town features meticulously restored hotels and B&Bs as well as luxury waterfront accommodations. Looking for a treasure to take home? Spend time browsing through unique galleries, stores and antique shops.

Bountiful Resources

Apalachicola’s history and maritime culture are matched by the area’s bountiful natural resources. The Apalachicola River and Apalachicola Bay provide great fishing opportunities for both fresh and salt water fishing buffs. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the endless bays and waterways by kayak, canoe, riverboat or sailboat while in Apalachicola.

Places to Stay
49 Palmetto - The Flat
49 Palmetto is located within the designated historic district in beautiful Apalachicola, Florida. It is situated just 2 blocks from the Apalachicola River and the town center and is within easy wa...
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Apalachicola River Inn
All 26 rooms have been recently remodeled and feature views of the Apalachicola River. Walking distance to historic downtown Apalachicola. Upscale liquor and fine cigar store in lobby. Fish market ne...
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Bay City Lodge
A fishermans retreat with lodging set in a quiet wooded atmosphere. Accommodations include fully furnished cabins and motel units. Restaurant, bait - tackle store, sports apparel shop, boat launching...
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Best Western Apalach Inn
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All rooms feature free high-speed internet access and cable satellite television with HBO. Complimentary full hot breakfast in lobby and coffee pots in rooms. Ample parking available for trucks, RVs,...
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Blue Moon Inn of Apalachicola
Apalachicola Vacation Rental - VRBO 409918 - Closest Historic Cottage to the WARF - "Once in the 'Blue Moon' of Apalachicola... You'll Come Back Sooner!"
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Bryant House Bed & Breakfast
Restored turn of the century home with contemporary facilities. Each room has a private modern bath, cable TV, video player, and internet access. Amenities include a traditional German style breakfas...
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Coombs House Inn
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The Historic 1905 Coombs Inn, located in three elegant Victorian Mansions, features authentic turn-of-the-century décor with 12 foot high ceiling, 15 decorative fireplaces, four poster beds, a...
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Gibson Inn
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The Gibson Inn is a Victorian Inn listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. The Inn was carefully restored in 1985. With a tin roof and wrap around porches, many of the 30 guest ro...
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High Cotton Luxury Suites
Overlooking the Apalachicola River, High Cotton features four luxury two bedroom, two bath suites. Covered verandas allow guests to enjoy the views. High Cotton is located in historic downtown Apalac...
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House of Tartts Guest House
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House of Tartts Guest House and Carriage House is located in the historic district in Apalachicola, Florida and is steps from the river and the areas best dining and shopping. The Main House - Choose...
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Rancho Inn
All rooms offer refrigerator, microwave, 25" stereo color TV, 4 HBOs and 27 other premium satellite programmed channels. Amenities include: swimming pool, picnic area with barbeque and boat parking....
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Raney Guest Cottage & The Bay Queen Loft
The Raney Guest Cottage circa 1835 46 Avenue F, Apalachicola Experience historic charm in downtown Apalachicola. Circa 1835, the Raney Guest Cottage exceeds 21st century expectations of modernity. Of...
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Rexford Suite
Downtown Apalach Above the Dixie Theatre! Experience downtown Apalachicola and the beautiful Apalachicola River from your windows or walk out the door and step into the shops, art galleries and resta...
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Robinson Real Estate Company Vacation Rentals
Planning a visit to Beautiful, Historic, Downtown Apalachicola? Stay with us in a Riverfront or Riverview Condo in the heart of Apalachicola. Walk a block or two to shops - restaurants from a conveni...
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The Consulate
The Consulate features four luxury vacation suites in Apalachicola's Grady Building, which is located in the heart of the Historic Riverfront District. Rooms are decorated with antique prints, origin...
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Water Street Hotel & Marina
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A unique 30 suite hotel and 20 slip marina in an Old Florida setting with today's modern conveniences. Only four blocks from the center of Apalachicola. All rooms offer Bay views, private screened ve...
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Witherspoon Inn
19th Century bed and breakfast style inn located in historic Apalachicola. Formerly Captain Witherspoon’s residence, this restored inn offers comfort and casual elegance. Single and Two room suites a...
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“On Golden Pond” by Panhandle Players
Friday, April 25, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014
This heart-warming production was turned into a movie in the early eighties and starred Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. It is a love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their su...
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Patriot’s Day
Saturday, April 26, 2014
The third annual Patriots Day celebration in Franklin County will take place on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Plaza, on Market Street in Apalachicola. The program will begin with...
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Sun Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle & Dog Island, Eastpoint, St. George Island
Plein Air Invitational
Thursday, May 1, 2014 through Sunday, May 11, 2014
Plein Air Painters To Capture Forgotten Coast on Canvas More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast to participate in the 9th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Ai...
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22nd Annual Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour
Friday, May 2, 2014 through Saturday, May 3, 2014
Starts at the square in front of Trinity Episcopal Church, 766th St. and US 98.The event includes touring through out Apalachicola8 homes and 2 gardens, plus the Chapman auditorium. Also locations...
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Spring Ghostwalk
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Keep the history hike theme going May 3 and join the Apalachicola Historic Society for their annual Spring Ghost Tour walk of the Historic Chestnut Street Cemetery in Apalachicola. The walk will be h...
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Sun Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle & Dog Island, Eastpoint, St. George Island
Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014 through Sunday, May 18, 2014
Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2014 May 16, 17 and 18th - Franklin County Florida love2paddle... paddle2love! Paddle Jam is a festival celebrating the Forgotten Coast through paddle sports, music - food....
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Ilse Newell Concert: FC School Band
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Franklin County Consolidated School Band, Karl Lester Director - usually held outside at the Lafayette Pavillion in Apalachicola
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Water Street Festival of Ice
Friday, August 1, 2014 through Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Apalach Jazz Festival
Friday, August 29, 2014 through Monday, September 1, 2014
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2nd Annual Apalachicola Riverfront Film Festival
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Join us for a unique film festival experience on the majestic Apalachicola River beneath Octobers full moon, as we celebrate the art and love of filmmaking while enjoying the outdoors!This event feat...
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Art Galleries & Boutiques
Name Area Phone  
79 Palmetto Apalachicola 850-323-1600
Apalachicola Museum of Art Apalachicola 850-653-9692
Artemis Gallery Apalachicola 850-653-2030
Bowery Art Gallery Apalachicola 850-653-2425
Gallery 75 Apalachicola 850-653-6279
Richard Bickel Photography Apalachicola 850-653-2828
Robert Lindsley Studio & Gallery Apalachicola 714-660-7166
The Green Door Apalachicola 850-653-1424
Art Venues
Name Area Phone  
Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art Apalachicola 855-272-5224
Dixie Theatre Apalachicola 850-653-3200
Holy Family Cultural Center Apalachicola
Bait & Tackle
Name Area Phone  
Ace Hardware Apalachicola 850-653-1400
Apalach Outfitters Apalachicola 850-653-3474
Bay City Apalachicola 850-653-9294
Red’s Family Store Apalachicola 850-653-1763
Beach Supplies & Rentals
Name Area Phone  
Josh’s Rentals & Tours Alligator Point
Apalachicola
Carrabelle & Dog Island
Eastpoint
St. George Island
850-728-4664
History & Heritage Sites
Name Area Phone  
Apalachicola Historic District Apalachicola
Apalachicola Maritime Museum Apalachicola 850-653-2500
Big Bend Scenic Byway Alligator Point
Apalachicola
Carrabelle & Dog Island
Eastpoint
St. George Island
Chestnut Street Cemetery Apalachicola
Historic Apalachicola Walking Tour Apalachicola 850-653-9419
John Gorrie Museum State Park Apalachicola 850-653-9347
The Chapman House Apalachicola
The Orman House Museum Apalachicola 850-653-1209
The Raney House Museum Apalachicola 850-653-1700
Veterans Memorial Plaza Apalachicola 850-653-1318
Kayak & Boat Rentals
Name Area Phone  
Apalachicola Boat Rentals by Wefing’s Marine Apalachicola
Eastpoint
St. George Island
850-670-8100
Apalachicola Maritime Museum Apalachicola 850-653-2500
Marinas
Name Area Phone  
Apalachicola Boat Slips and Ramp Apalachicola 850-653-6279
Apalachicola Marina Inc. Apalachicola 850-653-9521
Battery Park Marina Apalachicola 850-653-9319
Scipio Creek Marina Apalachicola 850-653-8030
Water Street Hotel & Marina Apalachicola 850-653-3700
Restaurants
Name Area Phone  
AJ’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar Apalachicola 850-653-2571
Apalach Eatery Apalachicola 850-653-3287
Apalachicola Chocolate Company Apalachicola 850-370-6937
Apalachicola Seafood Grill Apalachicola 850-653-9510
Bay City Lodge Restaurant Apalachicola 850-653-9294
Bay Subway Apalachicola  
Boss Oyster Apalachicola 850-653-9364
Burger King Apalachicola 850-653-3045
Café con Leche Apalachicola 850-653-2233
Caroline’s Dining on the River Apalachicola 850-653-8139
Dolores’ Sweet Shoppe Apalachicola 850-653-9081
Hole in the Wall Apalachicola 850-653-3222
Hong Kong Bistro Apalachicola 850-653-8888
Ira's at the Gibson Inn Apalachicola (850) 653-2193
Olde Time Soda Fountain Apalachicola 850-653-2606
Owl Café Apalachicola 850-653-9888
Papa Joe’s Oyster Bar & Grill Apalachicola 850-653-1189
River Walk Cafe Apalachicola 850-653-1237
Tamara's Tapas Bar Apalachicola 850-653-8272
Tamara’s Café Apalachicola 850-653-4111
The Tap Room at the Owl Apalachicola 850-653-9888
Up The Creek Raw Bar Apalachicola 850-653-2525
Veranda’s Bistro Apalachicola 850-653-3210
Seafood Markets
Name Area Phone  
13 Mile Seafood Market Apalachicola 850-653-1399
Shopping
Name Area Phone  
All That Jazz Apalachicola 850-653-4800
Apalach Outfitters Apalachicola 850-653-3474
Apalachicola Chocolate Company Apalachicola 850-370-6937
Apalachicola Sponge Company & Smokehouse Antiques Apalachicola 850-653-5564
Artemis Gallery Apalachicola 850-653-2030
Bowery Art Gallery Apalachicola 850-653-2425
Charming Comforts Apalachicola 850-653-2777
Downtown Books & Purl Apalachicola 850-653-1290
Forgotten Coast Outfitters Apalachicola 850-653-9669
Gainey’s Antiques Apalachicola 850-227-8669
Gardens Apalachicola 850-653-1777
Grady Market Apalachicola 850-653-4099
Honey Hole Liquors Apalachicola 850-653-2899
Junk to Treasures Apalachicola 850-653-2040
Katie McFarland Pottery & Store Apalachicola 407-421-1604
Local Color Emporium Apalachicola 850-387-5982
Market Street Antiques Apalachicola 850-653-1006
Natural Medicine Store Apalachicola 850-653-4886
Olde Time Soda Fountain Apalachicola 850-653-2606
Oystercatcher Apalachicola 850-653-1616
Peddler’s Ally Apalachicola
Petunia Apalachicola 850-653-9144
Reel Memories Apalachicola 850-653-1626
Retsyo Inc. Apalachicola 850-323-0599
Richard Bickel Photography Apalachicola 850-653-2828
Riverlily Apalachicola 850-653-2600
Rose's Botanicals & Soap Factory Apalachicola 850-653-2020
Stuffed Owl Apalachicola 850-653-8960
Tamara's Boutique in Cafe con Leche Apalachicola 850-653-2233
The Frame Shop Apalachicola 850-653-1919
The Green Door Apalachicola 850-653-1424
Tin Shed Nauticals & Antiques Apalachicola 850-653-3635
Two Gulls Too Apalachicola 850-653-2727
Wombat Sound Apalachicola 850-653-3871

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“On Golden Pond” by Panhandle PlayersCarrabelle Riverfront FestivalPatriot’s DayMovie Showing at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII MuseumPlein Air Invitational
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