Emerald Coast

Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County, Florida area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
Kids Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County: Historical and Educational Attractions - Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids
Listings
Baker Block Museum

The Baker Block Museum is a living history museum. Take a walk through the past to gain knowledge and perspective of life, heritage and history of our ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Okaloosa County
1307 Georgia Avenue, Baker, Florida, 32531
Bounce Party Playzone: Exploration Station

Check out real arrowheads, artificial insects, plasma globe, educational charts, skeleton replicas, and more.

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
300 Mary Esther Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32569
Callaway Old School House

The Callaway School House was built in 1911 (two years prior to the creation of Bay County in 1913) on the SW corner of Beulah Avenue and Letohattchee ...

522 Beulah Drive, Callaway, FL, 32404
Camp Helen State Park Historic Site

Camp Helen is home to a historical district. This includes a water tower, lodge, rainbow cottages, recreation hall and duplexes. This historical distr ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Coastal Blue Farms

We are a hydroponic farm focused on growing fresh, sustainable and premium lettuces and herbs. We welcome tours to groups, scouts, and more. Call to a ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
95 Happy Hollow Road, Freeport, FL
Coffeen Nature Preserve

Over 200 acres with trails and military bunkers. The area has a rich military history (former WWII missile test launch facility) and is open to the pu ...

146 Coffeen Hill Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Destin History and Fishing Museum

Experience the feeling of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with award winning examples of fish caught in Destin. View a large collection of antique fi ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL, 32541
Eden Gardens State Park

Eden Gardens State Park contains approximately 163 acres of land that was part of the historic Wesley homestead. The focal point of this park is the b ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
181 Eden Gardens Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Emerald Coast Science Center

Come discover the difference a hands-on encounter with science can make! At the Emerald Coast Science Center you will find a facility for children ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
31 SW Memorial Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida keeps History Alive! by hosting unique and fun events throughout the year attracting thousands of visitors an ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
‚Äč115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL, 32580
Heritage Park and Cultural Center

Heritage Park & Cultural Center includes the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum, Fort Walton Templ ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Historic McKenzie House

The Historic McKenzie House was the home of the first mayor, Robert L. McKenzie. It is in downtown Panama City across from McKenzie Park. The home is ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
17 E 3rd Ct, Panama City, FL, 32401
John Cristo House

Built in 1927, the house is significant in architecture, a mixture of styles typical of the late 19th and early 20th centuries which includes Neo-Colo ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
940 West Beach Drive, Panama City, FL, 32401
Man in the Sea Museum

The Man in the Sea Museum showcases the progress of underwater technology, from the earliest days of diving to the most modern underwater habitats. B ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
17314 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Muscogee Indian Nation

The Muscogee Nation of Florida has a long history in the Walton County area. In the early 1800s, the excommunicated Indians headed south from Alabama ...

Area: North Walton County
278 Church Rd., Bruce, FL, 32455
Museum Depot at Chipley Park

The Depot is located on the North side of Chipley Park by the railroad tracks. The Depot has been put under the Walton County Heritage Association and ...

Area: North Walton County
Circle Dr, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
Panama City Publishing Company Museum

In addition to photos, newspapers, and documents produced by Mr. West, the building contains over 70 major items, including original printing presses ...

Free: Yes
Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
1134 Beck Avenue, Panama City, FL, 32401
St. Andrews Bay Saltworks

Between 1861 and 1865, the St. Andrew Bay Saltworks, one of the largest producers of salt in the South, contributed to the Confederate cause by provid ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
East Caroline Blvd., Panama City, FL, 32401
St. Andrews School

St. Andrews School is the oldest continuously functioning school in Bay County. The building is used for community events such as plays, public servic ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
3001 W. 15th St., Panama City, FL, 32401
St. Andrews State Park: Turpentine Still

Visitors can learn about the turpentine era at the parks old Cracker Turpentine Still. The Cracker Turpentine Still was donated in 1963 from the Lewis ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408