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History of Fishing in Sebastian

During your stay at Captain Hiram’s Resort, you will more than likely enjoy quite a bit of fresh seafood. Fishing has long been a major part of Sebastian’s economy, and you can see the history of the town’s fishing industry at the Sebastian Fishing Museum. Just 25 minutes away from Captain Hiram’s Resort, the Sebastian Fishing Museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the people and industry that helped shape the town.

The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet State Park, and there is no price for admission. Open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM, the museum focuses on Sebastian’s fishing history and three of the town’s earliest families with ties to that industry, the Smiths, Semblers, and Judahs. Some of the most impressive features that the museum has to offer are the homemade fishing boat, a replica of an original fish house and dock, and plenty of historic fishing gear. You will also be treated to photos and informative displays of the Indian River Lagoon which has long been the lifeblood of the Sebastian area. After learning all about the history of fishing in Sebastian, you may feel like testing your own skills as an angler. Sebastian Inlet State Park, the park where the museum is located, offers access to both inshore and offshore fishing.

When you have satisfied your curiosity at the Sebastian Fishing Museum, you will want to return to Captain Hiram’s Resort for a delicious seafood dinner at Blackfins Riverfront Grill. You can’t go wrong with the fresh "catch of the day" or the new recipe Conch Fritters. The only other thing that you need for a laid back evening on the riverfront is an ice cold beer to accompany some of the freshest seafood that you will ever eat.

Sebastian Fishing Museum: 97000 South A1A, Sebastian, FL

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