To preserve and share Florida's maritime heritage.
Come aboard as we undertake a voyage in time and tradition. Our port of call is somewhere in the past, but the harbor is a modern museum facility housed in the restored historic 1912 Schoolhouse located in historic Cortez fishing village. Here you will find, displayed for your delight, pieces of the almost forgotten past. At the Florida Maritime Museum you will find the Banks Shell collection, ship models, historic boats, and a butterfly garden. Families and community members will have the opportunity to take classes and learn traditional skills.