Famous for its fresh seafood offerings, Apalachicola is a friendly fishing town that boasts a wonderful rustic charm. There are over 900 historic listings here, from small cottages to stained glass churches, and its lack of traffic or city noise makes it a laid-back slice of Old Florida. The town once was the oyster capital of the world and.
There are waterfront parks, shrimp boats and great shopping, dining and cafes. Overlooking the docks of Apalachicola stands the historic Orman House, the ancestral home of Thomas Orman's family. The house was occupied for 165 years until 1994, when it was sold and later became part of the State Park.
On the grounds, not far from the home are remnants of the servants quarters." (Florida Back Roads Travel))
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We have been here twice but always on the way to Biloxi and unfortunately never really stopped, paused and casually explored Apalachicola. This fishing town has great history, shopping and dining and would be a perfect 'home base' for fully enjoying this town and those towns nearby along the Gulf Coast.
Suggested Photo Ops:
- Shops along the Main Street
- Orman House and Servants Quarters (and house tour)
- Waterfront boats
- Chestnut Street Cemetery (and walking tour)
History ... Apalachicola, Florida
Wiki ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apalachicola,_Florida
Orman House ... https://www.floridastateparks.org/learn/orman-house-tour
Chestnut Street Cemetery ... https://is.gd/AwfLPsis.gd/AwfLPs