Take a voyage in time and tradition. Our port of call is somewhere in the past, but the Fish in front of the Best Betharbor is a modern museum facility housed in a historic 1912 Schoolhouse and surrounded by the park like grounds of the Cortez Nature Preserve. Here you will find, displayed for your delight, pieces of the almost forgotten past.
Exhibits include historic photographs, boat models, tools, instruments, and other historically significant material relevant to Florida’s maritime culture and history. The museum is also home to a research library that includes a variety of books, plans, logs, diaries, periodicals, letters, records and related archival material whose content is relevant to research concerning maritime subjects with special emphases on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
There is a kids corner with paper pirate hats, many ongoing events and classes, and a library to check out maritime research materials.
4415 119th Street West, Cortez, Florida, 34215