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Museums in Fort Walton Beach FL

Fort Walton Beach Museum – Garnier Post Office

Situated in Downtown Fort Walton Beach, the Garnier Post Office is a historic building that now functions as a fascinating museum. Here, visitors can peruse through artifacts and historical facts on the early postal era of the county. Read on below for additional details on one of our favorite Fort Walton Beach museums and why you may want to add it to your list of sightseeing spots to visit during your Fort Walton Beach vacation!

A Lovely Historic Fort Walton Beach Museum and Building

The Garnier Post Office is located at 127 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton beach, FL 32548, inside of Fort Walton Beach’s Heritage Park and Cultural Center in the downtown area.

Inside of this historic post office that now serves as one of the museums in Fort Walton Beach FL dedicated to local history through the eyes of the post office, you and your guests can learn more about the significant role that the Garnier Post Office had in the local community from 1918 until 1956, which was operated by a single family for decades.

Admission to this museum is included with your admission to all of the buildings and sites within Heritage Park. Prices range from as little as $3.18 for children ages 4 – 17 years old to $5.30 for adults ages 18 years and older. Children under the age of 4 years are admitted for free.

This attraction is open to the public on Monday through Saturday, with different hours depending on the season. From June through August, visitors can attend the museum from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. From September through May, the museum is open from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

For more information on the Garnier Post Office, you can contact the Fort Walton Beach museum by phone at (850) 833-9595, by email at rdaniel@fwb.org, or ask one of our reservation specialists at Breakers at Fort Walton Beach.

Things to Do Nearby

While a trip to the Fort Walton Beach Museum highlighting history and the passage of time is sure to be inspiring, those looking for a well-rounded vacation itinerary will find this area packed with even more potential for fun to be had! No matter if you’re here for the beach, the sun, the entertainment or the flavor, Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding communities are sure to capture your mind and imagination. When you’re putting together that perfect list of must-do activities, be sure to find some time for the following stops.

Find Your Flavor at Floyd’s Shrimp House

No matter how you spend your time in Fort Walton Beach, at one point or another, you’ll have a serious appetite to attend to. If you’re a traveler with a passion for fresh-caught fare and a palate that’s always pleased with seafood, make your way to Floyd’s Shrimp House for a meal you won’t soon forget. Floyd’s Shrimp House is located at 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway SE and is open daily for dining between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm. This casual, yet elegant locale provides visitors with friendly service and a comfortable space in which they can enjoy everything from coconut shrimp and baked oysters to lobster, crab cakes and more. Come and indulge in the flavors with family and friends at this restaurant that’s sure to keep you coming back for more. Contact the staff at 850-243-2232 for more information or with questions on reservations.

Visit John Beasley Park

When you’re in the mood for a fantastic mid-day picnic with a view, head over to John Beasley Park and soak up the sights whenever you’re in the mood for it. Located at 1550 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, John Beasley Park is a favorite amongst locals and visitors looking for a place to relax and unwind. This beachside locale includes a snack bar, but the highlight is the view over the water and picnic tables that beckons guests to come to enjoy something savory under the sun. The park is open to guests daily and more information can always be found by contacting 850-689-5790.

Attractions Nearby

When you’re looking for a locale where you can learn about local wildlife while experiencing them up close, head over to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park for a fun-filled and educational day of play. Located at 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is an icon of Fort Walton Beach and is open to the public daily from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. The park first opened in 1955 and since that time has continued its mission of introducing people to the amazing creatures that call the waters surrounding Fort Walton Beach home through experiences that are engaging and hands-on. Swim with dolphins, observe stingrays and learn about penguins, alligators, sea lions and more during your visit. Information on ticketing and group reservations can be found by calling 850-243-9046.

Contact Us Today to Plan Your Fort Walton Beach Vacation!

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