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American Victory Mariners Memorial and Museum Ship: (FL) In Tampa, the SS American Victory will be the first restored Victory ship located anywhere other than California. She will be the only museum ship of its type in the southeast U.S. and the only floating maritime museum in Florida. Two other Victory and two Liberty ships have been restored and are operating as museums and memorials, including the SS Lane Victory in Los Angeles, the SS Red Oak Victory in Richmond, CA, the SS John W. Brown in Baltimore, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien in San Francisco. We are proud to join them in providing the long-overdue tribute to the men and women who built, sailed, and protected these historic vessels.

Barnacle State Historical Site: (FL) Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay at Coconut Grove, FL, The Barnacle features the oldest home in Dade County in its original location. Home to pioneer boat designer, Ralph Middleton Munroe, The Barnacle and surrounding grounds offer visitors a rare glimpse into a bygone era.

East Martello Towers Gallery and Museum: (FL) The East Martello Towers Gallery and Museum, designed after the nearly impregnable coastal martello (watchtowers in Italy), the East Martello fort was never completed and never saw hostile action. Its outer bulwark and inner citadel with eight-foot think granite walls built during the Civil War era were a monument to military engineering and could have withstood any amount of bombardment at the time. But the development of explosive shells made these defenses passe. Today its casemates, citadel, and courtyard are home to a vast collection of Key West and Keys' artifacts and historical records as well as military memorabilia.

Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge: (FL) Gilberts Bar House of Refuge Museum in Stuart, FL, has a history of more than 100 years, during which time many ships wrecked and many more sailors were saved. Set on the rocky coast of Hutchinson Island, the House of Refuge is the oldest building in Martin County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the Keeper's house, boat house and the deck overlooking the Atlantic. If you are lucky, you might spot a school of dolphins or a pod of migrating whales.

Historical Museum of Southern Florida: (FL) The Miami museum houses the John C. Harrison Collection of over 350 outboard engines and other maritime displays.

Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center:   (FL) The Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center in Pensacola, FL will be dedicated to the continued education, preservation and research of Florida's cultural and natural maritime resources. Owned and operated by the University of West Florida, the museum will be an integral part of the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park in Pensacola. The museum will host a broad array of hands-on, interactive exhibits, including the Charles W. Lamar, Sr. Ocean Aquarium, a 135,000 gallon sea water tank which will serve as a focal point of the museum. The Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center will serve as a premier educational and research facility for the State of Florida.

Key West Lighthouse Museum & Keepers Quarters: (FL) Housed in a beautiful keepers home with a lighthouse in its front yard in this away-from-the-water site.

Key West Shipwreck Historeum: (FL) WRECK ASHORE! With these words, enter the world 1856 Key West... the era of the wreckers. At the Key West Shipwreck HISTOREUM® Museum you will step back into time as you discover Key West's unique maritime heritage and how it became the richest city in the United States. The Key West Shipwreck HISTOREUM® Museum combines actors, films, laser technology and the actual artifacts from the recently rediscovered wrecked vessel Isaac Allerton, which sank in 1856 on the treacherous Florida Keys reef.

Mel Fisher Treasure Museum : (FL) Welcome to our historic site! The Mel Fisher Maritime Treasure Museum bring you the essence of the Age of Discovery in Sabastian, FL. From the late fifteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries, Europeans explored what was to them a whole "New World". Their exploits, their commerce and the havoc they wreaked by both accident and design on the native inhabitants of the Americas all have their echoes in the artifacts in our collection.

Museum of Florida History: (FL) Opened in 1977, the Tallahassee Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of this heritage. As the state history museum, it focuses on artifacts and eras unique to Florida's development and on roles that Floridians have played in national and global events. Through exhibits, educational programs, research, and collections, the Museum reflects the ways that people have shaped and reacted to their cultural and natural environments.

National Museum of Naval Aviation (FL) The museum depicts each era of flight, including personal momentos from historic battles, vintage instruments, and flight gear.

Palm Beach Maritime Museum: (FL) The Palm Beach Maritime Museum (PBMM) emphasizeS maritime topics of Florida and the Caribbean Basin through a variety of educational programs, collections and interactive exhibits. The PBMM is located the historic Coast Guard buildings, docks, and President Kennedy Bunker on Peanut Island as well as in a "preview" building in Currie Park in West Palm Beach.

Pensacola Historical Museum: (FL) The Museum exhibits Maritime History, rotating exhibits include themes such as Geology, Native Americans, Our multicultural heritage, and much more.The Museum is operated by the Pensacola Historical Society (PHS), the premiere historical organization in Pensacola. The Society's mission is to maintain publicly accessible research and exhibition facilities which promote scholarship, training, exhibition and publication.

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse: (FL) Night-after-night from 1887 to 1970 this tall sentinel of brick and granite flashed its faithful warning "to the men who go down to the sea in ships."

South Florida Museum & Bishop Planetarium: (FL) The South Florida Museum in Bradenton, FL, represents much of the Spanish influence that remains evident in Florida centuries after the landing of Spanish explorers such as Hernando DeSoto.

SS American Victory: (FL) With the arrival of the SS American Victory, Tampa's waterfront will be transformed into a bustling 1940's cargo port complete with the sights and sounds reminiscent of World War II. The American Victory Mariners Memorial and Museum Ship (AVMM&MS), located on board the SS American Victory, will honor the men and women who valiantly served our country not only in and economic significance of the maritime industry in the development the Tampa Bay region.

St. Augustine Lighthouse (FL) St. Augustine may have been the first foreign establishment on the southern North American coast pre-dating the Pilgrim's landing in Massachusetts by over 100 years. Early American history is recounted at this museum.

UDT - SEAL Museum: (FL) At the UDT - SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, FL, the Navy Seal Teams Train Hard Fight Easy action series is a close up look at how elite tactical units train for law enforcement and SPECWAR missions. Each volume features a different high speed low drag training facility and showcases the techniques they use to equip agents with real world tactical skills. Every volume of the Train Hard Fight Easy video series is loaded with the newest state of the art training tactics presented by world class instructors. By targeting hot topics ranging from hostage rescue, to close quarter combat, to sniper training and more, the Train Hard Fight Easy series will keep you on edge of your seat and fired up for the next video -volume. Train hard fight easy--there is no acceptable alternative.