Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum

Gulf Shores-Orange Beach, Alabama

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Feb 20 ~ Feb 26
A trip to the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum is sure to both educate, and entertain! This museum showcases decades of local history, and how the area has evolved from a Native American settlement, to a small, budding fishing village, to the bustling beach town it is today.

Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum Visitors Guide

The Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum houses local artifacts that reflect the area’s Native American and fishing heritage. In fact, the building itself has a rich history, as it was built in 1910 as a schoolhouse, has been a museum since 1995, and was moved to its current location in 1999. This museum is both entertaining and educational, and allows you to see and understand Alabama’s Gulf Coast from a new perspective.

One of their main attractions is a Native American dugout canoe made of cypress wood that is 35-feet long! Pottery found at Ono Island is proudly on display, as well, and estimated to be at least 1,000 years old. Families of local fishermen have also donated collectibles to the museum, to showcase the progress and importance of the area’s fishing industry. Many nautical pieces can be found here, as well as Indian artifacts, and photos and other pieces from Orange Beach’s past.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is this a good group activity?

Absolutely, visiting the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum is a great activity for groups, as it appeals to all ages and interests! Group tours do require advance reservations, and for more information or to schedule your tour, please contact the museum directly at 251-981-8545.

2. Will children enjoy the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum?

Absolutely, the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum is a great attraction for kids of all ages! This is a great place for little ones to channel their inner archaeologist, as they discover amazing artifacts that were collected locally.

3. Is the museum handicap accessible?

Yes, the museum is handicap accessible, with ramps and handrails. There is also plenty of parking available nearby for easy access.

4. What is there to do near the museum?

The Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum is conveniently located just off of Alabama’s Coastal Connection, which means easy access to tons of terrific things to do! In fact, this museum is less than five miles away from multiple marinas, making it just a hop, skip, and a jump away from some of the top watersports along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Some of the top Orange Beach water activities include fishing charters, dolphin cruises, jet ski rentals, parasailing, and more!

Not only that, the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum is about four miles away from The Wharf, which is the premiere destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. From ziplining through the treetops, to shopping at the top local boutiques, there’s something for everyone at The Wharf! The museum also neighbors the Hugh S. Backcountry Trail, which is an amazing place to be for nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts.

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