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Apalachicola

4.6
Breweries · Architectural Buildings · Military Museums

Popular things to do in Apalachicola

Oyster City Brewing Company ©
Brewery
Oyster City Brewing Company
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Orman House Historic State Park ©
Architectural Building
Orman House Historic State Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Williams Fishing Adventures ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Williams Fishing Adventures
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Apalachicola Maritime Museum ©
Military Museum
Apalachicola Maritime Museum
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. The population was 2,231 at the 2010 census. Apalachicola is the county seat of Franklin County.Name"Apalachicola" comes from the Apalachicola tribe and is a combination of the Hitchiti words apalahchi, meaning "on the other side", and okli, meaning "people". In original reference to the settlement and the subgroup within the Seminole tribe, it probably meant "people on the other side of the river". Many inhabitants of Apalachicola have said their name means "land of the friendly people".HistoryA British trading post called "Cottonton" was founded at this site on the mouth of the Apalachicola River. Gradually after acquisition by the United States and related development in Alabama and Georgia, it attracted more permanent European-American residents. In 1827, the town was incorporated as "West Point". Apalachicola received its current name in 1831, by an act of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida.Trinity Episcopal Church was incorporated by an act of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida on February 11, 1837. The building was one of the earliest prefabricated buildings in the United States. The framework was shipped by schooner from New York City and assembled in Apalachicola with wooden pegs. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for United States using our trip planner.

Side trips from Apalachicola

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching St. George Island
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Saint George Island State Park
State Park
Saint George Island State Park St. George Island
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Cape San Blas
Landmark
Cape San Blas Port Saint Joe
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Apalachicola

Gulf Coast Extreme Adventures ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Gulf Coast Extreme Adventures
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
The Raney House Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Raney House Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Chestnut Street Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Chestnut Street Cemetery
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Apalachicola

Downtown Books & Purl ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Downtown Books & Purl
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
The Grady Market ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Grady Market
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
The Tin Shed ©
Antique Store
The Tin Shed
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Apalachicola

John Gorrie State Museum ©
History Museum
John Gorrie State Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Bowery Art Gallery and Studio ©
Art Gallery
Bowery Art Gallery and Studio
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Wildlife in Apalachicola

Apalachicola Charters ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Apalachicola Charters
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

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