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
Baker Block Museum

The Baker Block Museum is a living history museum. Take a walk through the past to gain knowledge an ...

1307 Georgia Avenue, Baker, FL, 32531
Bay County Historical Society

Come explore the history of Bay County, Florida. Check website for upcoming events and exhibits.

133 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL, 32402
Camp Helen State Park

Camp Helen is a place where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural resourc ...

23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Carver-Hill Museum

The Carver-Hill Museum honors the Carver-Hill School and chronicles the history of the local African ...

895 McClelland Street, Crestview, FL, 32536
Chipley Park

The park includes over 40 acres of land area which consists of a children's play area, an amphitheat ...

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3 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
Coffeen Nature Preserve

Over 200 acres with trails and military bunkers. The area has a rich military history (former WWII m ...

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 ...

108 Stahlman Avenue, Destin, FL, 32541
E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

The Biophilia Center educates, on average, 100 students a day in fourth and seventh grades, Monday t ...

4956 State Highway 20 East, Freeport, FL, 32439
Eden Gardens State Park: Wesley House

Eden Gardens State Park contains approximately 163 acres of land that was part of the historic Wesle ...

181 Eden Gardens Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Emerald Coast Science Center

The Emerald Coast Science Center is an independent nonprofit, hands-on interactive science museum as ...

31 SW Memorial Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Fort Barrancas Area

The Fort Barrancas Area is at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The area includes a visitor center, t ...

Taylor Road, Pensacola, FL, 32508
Gulf World Marine Park

For over 20 years, Dolphin Discovery has contributed to the study and conservation of marine mammals ...

15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

Since 1971, the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida has been collecting and preserving material cul ...

​115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL, 32580
Heritage Park and Cultural Center

Heritage Park & Cultural Center includes the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Mus ...

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 P ...

17 E 3rd Court, Panama City, FL, 32401
John Cristo House

Built in 1927, the house is significant in architecture, a mixture of styles typical of the late 19t ...

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 ...

17314 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Muscogee Nation of Florida

The Muscogee Nation of Florida has a long history in the Walton County area. In the early 1800s, the ...

278 Church Road, 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 pu ...

Circle Dr, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
Panama City Publishing Company Museum

The Publishing Museum was the business location of Panama City's Founding Father, George Mortimer We ...

1134 Beck Avenue, Panama City, FL, 32401
Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

The only place in Panama City Beach where you’ll find shrunken heads, a Thor sculpture made of scrap ...

9907 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32407
Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida

The Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida will educate and inspire children and adults t ...

308 Airport Road, Panama City, FL, 32405
St. Andrews Bay Saltworks

Between 1861 and 1865, the St. Andrew Bay Saltworks, one of the largest producers of salt in the Sou ...

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 ...

3001 W. 15th Street, Panama City, FL, 32401
St. Andrews State Park

Welcome to St. Andrews State Park! With the Gulf on one side and St. Andrews Bay on the other, thos ...

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4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408

WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attract ...

9910 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32407