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The Treasure Coast offers unusual and intriguing attractions such as Florida's oldest and only remaining lifesaving station and Blowing Rocks Preserve. Visit Martin County and take a journey through the Florida you don't know.

Historic Walking Tour of Stuart

One of Martin County’s most delightful and edifying attractions is the self-guided walking tour of the quaint and beautifully restored historic downtown district of Stuart, the county seat. Three dozen commercial and residential buildings comprise the tour. Three are on the National Register of Historic Places and several date back to the 19th century, providing an architectural journey through time, from “Florida Cracker” vernacular to Art Deco and Mizner Revival. The Stuart Branch of the American Association of University Women publish a free brochure with a map and detailed histories of each site on the tour, which is available at retail establishments throughout downtown.

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center  Go to map
Eco-boat tours, nature trails, aquarium, stingray feeding area and touch tanks.
890 NE Ocean Blvd. Hutchinson Island, Stuart, FL
772-225-0505

Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce  Go to map
Centrally located between Jupiter and Stuart, Hobe Sound is home to some of the most beautiful nature spots in the state.
8994 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL
772-546-4724

Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge  Go to map
Attractions include Sea Turtle nesting, beaches, nature trails and a museum
13640 Southeast Federal Highway, Palm City, FL
772-546-6141

Hobe Sound Nature Center  Go to map
Sea turtle nesting, beaches, nature trails, and a museum.
13640 US 1, Hobe Sound, FL
772-546-2067

House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar  Go to map
Built in 1876, The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar was one of ten houses commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department to serve as havens for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along the barren east coast of Florida. Gilbert’s Bar is the only one that has survived the test of time. Located on Hutchinson Island, the house sits atop the Anastasia rock formation, one of the most prominent geologic outcroppings along the entire Eastern seaboard. Saved by the Historical Society of Martin County in 1955, it opened as a museum in January 1956 and it provides a look at turn-of-the-century living along the coast. Areas available for public viewing include the boathouse, the Keeper’s quarters featuring a kitchen, dining room, parlor, and bedroom, and a lower level exhibit space displaying Indian artifacts from Hutchinson Islands earliest inhabitants, the history of the house, and life saving equipment. The patio area is also available for rent. Open Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $4.00, Children 6-13 $2.00 and under six, admitted free with an adult.
301 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL
722-225-1875

Indian Riverside Park  Go to map
An interactive fountain is the highlight of this park. Picnic areas and a sandy beach.
1707 NE River Dr, Jensen Beach, FL
772-288-5690

Island Princess Cruises  Go to map
Sight-seeing and charter cruises on the St. Lucie River, Indian River, and Jupiter Sound.
555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL
772-225-2100

Jensen Beach Historical Museum  Go to map
Educational programs for children, historic exhibits, restoration of vessels, and ship modelers. Requested donations of $4 for adults and $1 for children.
3551 NW Federal Hwy, Jensen Beach, FL
772-334-7755

Jonathan Dickinson State Park  Go to map
Tour Boat, Motor Boat, Boat Charters, Eco-Lodge/Cabin Rentals, Canoe & Kayaking and Camping.
16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL
772-546-2771

Lyric Theatre  Go to map
Concerts, plays, and other events.
59 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL
772-220-1942

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