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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
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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 walk...
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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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Apalachicola Riverwood Suites
Riverwood Suites is located in the newly restored Historic Baltimore House built in 1908. While leaving the original rustic look on the outside, the inside is a mixture of rustic and romantic chic. E...
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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 Inn & Suites
The Coombs Inn - Suites is a luxurious Inn consisting of three elegant Historic Victorian Mansions located in the heart of Apalachicola's Historical District. Come discover why Travel and Leisure Mag...
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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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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
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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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Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour
Friday, May 1, 2015 through Saturday, May 2, 2015
From the canopied Shadow Lane neighborhood to the long vistas of the avenues in the historic district and the charming side streets that sequester special treasures, Apalachicola has some very except...
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Sun Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle & Dog Island, Eastpoint, St. George Island
Forgotten Coast en Plein Air
Friday, May 1, 2015 through Monday, May 11, 2015
Artists capture Florida's Forgotten Coast with brush and canvas during this 10 day event, May 1st-11th, 2015. Celebrating 10 years of documenting the landscape and culture ofthis last vestige of auth...
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Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam
Friday, May 15, 2015 through Sunday, May 17, 2015
Paddle Jam is a festival celebrating the Forgotten Coast through paddle sports, music - food. Paddle Jam is a fluid festival with events happening at various locations in Apalachicola and St. George...
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IN Concert: Franklin County School Band
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Franklin County School Band's Concert in the Park Karl Lester, Conductor - begins at 4pm.
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4th Saturday Paddle
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Join us for a volunteer-led 4th Saturday Paddle. Well explore one of the many creeks or tributaries of the mighty Apalachicola River, and sometimes the mighty Apalachicola River itself. Most of these...
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Sun Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle & Dog Island, Eastpoint, St. George Island
Free Fishing Days
Saturday, June 6, 2015 through Sunday, June 7, 2015
Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license...
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Sun Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle & Dog Island, Eastpoint, St. George Island
Free Fishing Days
Saturday, June 13, 2015 through Sunday, June 14, 2015
Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license...
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School of Art: Michael Harrell
Thursday, June 18, 2015 through Saturday, June 20, 2015
Apalachicola School of Art - Watercolor on the Apalachicola River with Michael Harrell June 18-21 - Informal lectures and discussions with question-and-answers on the different aspects of watercolor...
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4th Saturday Paddle
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Join us for a volunteer-led 4th Saturday Paddle. Well explore one of the many creeks or tributaries of the mighty Apalachicola River, and sometimes the mighty Apalachicola River itself. Most of these...
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4th Saturday Paddle
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Join us for a volunteer-led 4th Saturday Paddle. Well explore one of the many creeks or tributaries of the mighty Apalachicola River, and sometimes the mighty Apalachicola River itself. Most of these...
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Sun Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle & Dog Island, Eastpoint, St. George Island
Free Fishing Day
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license...
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Apalachicola Riverfront Film Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015
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 film-making while enjoying the outdoors! This event fe...
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Sun Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle & Dog Island, Eastpoint, St. George Island
Free Fishing Day
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license...
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Art Galleries & Boutiques - Apalachicola, Florida
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49 Palmetto 850-323-1600
Apalachicola Museum of Art 850-653-9692
Artemis Gallery 850-653-2030
Bowery Art Gallery 850-653-2425
Gallery 75 850-653-6279
Richard Bickel Photography 850-653-2828
Robert Lindsley Studio & Gallery 714-660-7166
The Green Door 850-653-1424
Art Venues - Apalachicola, Florida
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Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art 855-272-5224
Dixie Theatre 850-653-3200
Holy Family Cultural Center
Bait & Tackle - Apalachicola, Florida
Name Phone  
Ace Hardware 850-653-1400
Apalach Outfitters 850-653-3474
Bay City 850-653-9294
Red’s Family Store 850-653-1763
Beach Supplies & Rentals - Apalachicola, Florida
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Josh’s Rentals & Tours 850-728-4664
Boat Ramps - Apalachicola, Florida
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Abercrombie Boat Ramp
Battery Park
Mill Pond on Scipio Creek
Seafood Landing Park
History & Heritage Sites - Apalachicola, Florida
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Apalachicola Historic District
Apalachicola Maritime Museum 850-653-2500
Big Bend Scenic Byway
Chestnut Street Cemetery
Historic Apalachicola Walking Tour 850-653-9419
John Gorrie Museum State Park 850-653-9347
The Chapman House
The Orman House Museum 850-653-1209
The Raney House Museum 850-653-1700
Veterans Memorial Plaza 850-653-1318
Kayak & Boat Rentals - Apalachicola, Florida
Marinas - Apalachicola, Florida
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Apalachicola Boat Slips and Ramp 850-653-6279
Apalachicola Marina Inc. 850-653-9521
Battery Park Marina 850-653-9319
Scipio Creek Marina 850-653-8030
Water Street Hotel & Marina 850-653-3700
Restaurants - Apalachicola, Florida
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AJ’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 850-653-2571
Apalachicola Chocolate Company 850-370-6937
Apalachicola Seafood Grill 850-653-9510
Bay City Lodge Restaurant 850-653-9294
Bay Subway  
Boss Oyster 850-653-9364
Bowery Station 850-653-2211
Burger King 850-653-3045
Café con Leche 850-653-2233
Caroline’s Dining on the River 850-653-8139
Dolores’ Sweet Shoppe 850-653-9081
Gormley's at the Gibson (850) 653-1040
Gulfside IGA Grocery & Deli 850-653-9695
Hole in the Wall 850-653-3222
Hong Kong Bistro 850-653-8888
Olde Time Soda Fountain 850-653-2606
Owl Café 850-653-9888
Oyster City Brewing Company 850-653-2739
Papa Joe’s Oyster Bar & Grill 850-653-1189
Piggly Wiggly Grocery & Deli 850-653-8768
Riverwalk Cafe 850-653-1237
Tamara's Tapas Bar 850-653-8272
Tamara’s Café 850-653-4111
The Tap Room at the Owl 850-653-9888
Up The Creek Raw Bar 850-653-2525
Up The Stairs 850-653-4888
Seafood Markets - Apalachicola, Florida
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13 Mile Seafood Market 850-653-1399
Shopping - Apalachicola, Florida
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All That Jazz 850-653-4800
Apalach Outfitters 850-653-3474
Apalachicola Chocolate Company 850-370-6937
Apalachicola Sponge Company & Smokehouse Antiques 850-653-5564
Artemis Gallery 850-653-2030
Bowery Art Gallery 850-653-2425
Charming Comforts 850-653-2777
Downtown Books & Purl 850-653-1290
Forgotten Coast Outfitters 850-653-9669
Gainey’s Antiques 850-227-8669
Gardens 850-653-1777
Grady Market 850-653-4099
Honey Hole Liquors 850-653-2899
Junk to Treasures 850-653-2040
Katie McFarland Pottery & Store 407-421-1604
Local Color Emporium 850-387-5982
Market Street Antiques 850-653-1006
Natural Medicine Store 850-653-4886
Olde Time Soda Fountain 850-653-2606
Oystercatcher 850-653-1616
Peddler’s Ally
Petunia 850-653-9144
Reel Memories 850-653-1626
Retsyo Inc. 850-323-0599
Richard Bickel Photography 850-653-2828
Riverlily 850-653-2600
Rose's Botanicals & Soap Factory 850-653-2020
Stuffed Owl 850-653-8960
Tamara's Boutique in Cafe con Leche 850-653-2233
The Frame Shop 850-653-1919
The Green Door 850-653-1424
Tin Shed Nauticals & Antiques 850-653-3635
Two Gulls Too 850-653-2727
Wombat Sound 850-653-3871

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