Palm Beach Maritime Museum
Palm Beach Maritime Museum has two sites: the museum in Currie Park on North Flagler Drive on the waterfront in West Palm Beach and the President John F. Kennedy Bunker and former Coast Guard Station on Peanut Island across from the Port of Palm Beach.
The education center and museum in Currie Park has exhibits dedicated to preserving the early maritime history of the Palm Beach area and shows the influence that the sea, and particularly the Gulf Stream, has had on the settlement and growth of this area.
The Peanut Island site consists of the former Coast Guard Station and Boathouse containing exhibits relating to the Coast Guard, their missions and duties. The fallout shelter built for President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis is on location and fitted out as it might have been during his presidency. The Boathouse is also and excellent, unique venue for weddings and other celebrations. Please call for additional information or information regarding water transportation to Peanut Island.
In addition, the museum operates a "High Performing", tuition-free, K-8 Charter School, Palm Beach Maritime Academy, in its 14th academic year, with an enrollment of 1,100 students, located at 1518 W. Lantana Road and 600 S. East Coast Ave., Lantana, FL 33462. For more information about the school, please call 561-547-3775.