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General Information About Apalachicola

The quaint, unsuspecting charm of Apalachicola lures visitors with its historic past and small town ambiance. Nestled between the Apalachicola Bay and the Apalachicola River which empty into the Gulf of Mexico, the town is best known for its diverse eco system and rich southern history. Built in 1831, visitors can expect to find a variety of historic homes standing among the antique stores, restaurants, and art galleries. Many of them are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Every spring residents open their homes to visitors for a special tour of their landmark houses. Homeowners volunteer to participate, making the tour a unique event each year.

Visitors looking for arts and culture have a several galleries to choose from. The Artemis Gallery, located in historic downtown with its nationally acclaimed collection of folk art and Florida Landscapes offers individuals a closer look at local traditions and customs throughout the region’s history. Not far from the boutiques downtown is the Dixie Theatre where you can enjoy live music concerts and theatrical stage shows all through the winter months.

Oysters Sign Apalachicola FloridaDuring your stay, you will also encounter one of the most sought after seafood delicacies south of the Mason-Dixon line. Oysters harvested here make up 90 percent of Florida’s oysters and 10 percent of the nation’s oyster production. According to locals, a secluded area called Big Bayou produces the best oysters as a result of its pristine habitat. Dining out or eating in, vacationing on the Forgotten Coast has its privileges.

The town may not be the largest port of call, but it’s still a thriving harbor and fishing is a prime attraction. Whether you’re hoping to hook grouper, red snapper or king mackerel in the Gulf or tarpon, trout, or pompano in the bay, Apalachicola is a hotbed for hauling in a good catch. Visitors can choose to charter a boat or join an expedition.

Make your next destination, Apalachicola! The hidden splendor of the Florida Panhandle.