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Great fishing and more in Apalachicola!

Apalachicola is the perfect place for a family vacation. In addition to the excellent fishing, there aer miles and miles of uncrowded, sugar-white beaches for sunbathing and swimming. There's antique-ing in the town's many charmig and unique shops and there are several outstanding examples of antebellum architecture that are open to the public. There are nature preserves for hiking and observing wildlife, and there is definitely no shortage of freshly prepared, mouthwatering seafood from are restaurants. Explore the different areas of interest Apalachicola has to offer!

There are many stately old homes and buildings in the Apalachicola Historic District dating back to the 1830s. The Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce offers free maps for self-paced scenic walking tours through the town. Participants in the tour will pass cotton warehouses from the 1830's, and glorious old antebellum homes.

Attractions

Dixie Theatre

Built in 1912, the Dixie Theatre became the entertainment center of the county. Eventually opened as a motion picture theater, the Dixie closed in 1967. Recently renovated, the Dixie is again hosting live theatre. Summer repertory runs from mid-May through early September with performances at 8pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30pm on Wednesday and Sunday. For more information call (850) 653-3200.

Orman House

The Greek revival style Orman House was built in the 1838 on a bluff overlooking the Apalachicola River. Today it is a state park, open year round to visitors. Click here for operating hours and other details.

History Enthusiast

The Raney House

The Raney House on Market Street in Apalachicola is listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes. It was built in 1838 by David Greenway Raney, who served two terms as the town's mayor. During the Civil War, the house was vandalized by Yankee troops. It narrowly escaped being burned thanks to the direction of the the wind. The home is open to visitors on Saturdays from 1 pm.-4 pm.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Services have been held in this beautiful church for more than 150 years, since it was established in 1836. Established while Florida was still a territory, Trinity Episcopal Church is one of Florida's oldest churches

Outdoor Enthusiast

Venture to another world, a wild place as far removed from the hand of man as possible. The Forgotten Coast and its incredible bio-diversity makes Apalachicola the perfect experience for those who love the outdoors.

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses over 246,000 acres in Apalachicola Bay, making one of the largest of 26 such reserves in the country. Visit the educational center to learn about the native flora and fauna, including endangered species, and to visit the aviary and live fish tanks.

Apalachicola National Forest

The Florida Trail in the Apalachicola National Forest is certified as a Florida National Scenic Trail, and encompasses some of the most remote hiking areas available in the Florida.

St. George Island State Park

Miles of undeveloped beaches offer opportunities for birdwatching, sunbathing, hiking, and canoeing. Shell seekers will find a wealth of treasures on the beaches of this delightful state park.

Antique Lover

Apalachicola is an antique lover's dream. There are no large shopping mall type stores here. Instead you will find quaint shops filled with unique one of a kind treasures.

  • Apalachicola Antique Mall - 117 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 - Phone: (850) 653-3894
  • Blue Willow Antiques, Martha Wilson - 73 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 - Phone: (850) 653-3303
  • Charlotte's Web, Charlotte Gander - P.O. Box 516, 49 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32329 - Phone: (850) 653-9000
  • Chesnut Tree, 79 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 - Phone: (850) 653-2084
  • Chez Funk, 88 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 - Phone: (850) 653-3885
  • Grady Market, Over a dozen antique shops, artists galleries, and boutiques - 76Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 - Phone: (850) 653-4099
  • Market Street Furniture Etc, 115 Market Street, P O Box 952, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 - Phone: (850) 653-1006
  • Tin Shed, Linda Arnold - P.O. Box 9, 170 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32329 - Phone: (850) 653-3635