Florida Maritime Museum
Come aboard as we undertake a voyage in time and tradition. Our port of call is somewhere in the past, but the harbor is a modern museum facility housed in the restored historic 1912 Schoolhouse located in historic Cortez fishing village. Here you will find, displayed for your delight, pieces of the almost forgotten past. At the Florida Maritime Museum, you will find the Banks Shell collection, ship models, historic boats, and a butterfly garden.
We are excited to announce that of January 2017 we have officially opened The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum! The Folk School supports the mission of the Florida Maritime Museum to collect, preserve, and share traditional knowledge, cultural artifacts, and personal stories specific to Florida's fishing and maritime heritage. This "school for life" focuses on providing a supportive environment and is a place where anyone can come to learn skills that will give our community a sense of pride in themselves and our local culture.