An old U.S. Army lookout tower behind the House of Refuge Museum

An old U.S. Army lookout tower behind the House of Refuge Museum in Stuart, Florida. May 2012.

 

Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge Museum is located on South Hutchinson Island and well worth a stop! The museum features artifacts used to rescue shipwrecked sailors, recovered articles from shipwrecks and other items from circa early 1900s. All the items are housed in a restored keepers house that also dates back to the early 1900s.

A ships wheel is one of the many artifacts on display at the House of Refuge on Gilbert's Bar in Stuart, Florida. May 2012.

A ships wheel is one of the many artifacts on display at the House of Refuge on Gilbert’s Bar in Stuart, Florida. May 2012.

 

The museum is opened Monday thru Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sundays 1pm-4pm and closed on major holidays.

The admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 5-12 and free for children under 5.

To learn more about the museum please visit the Elliot Museum website.

 

Two lighthouse beacons sit on the front porch of the House of Refuge

Two lighthouse beacons sit on the front porch of the House of Refuge in Stuart, Florida. May 2012.