Did you know that seasonal visitors are nothing new to Florida? For more than 100 years, between the mid-1800s, Cuban fishermen set up seasonal fishing camps along our coast where they would catch fish, salt them, and send them back to Cuba to sell. Explore what brought these visitors to our shores and what happened to them in our exhibit on Cuban Fishing Ranchos.
Florida Maritime Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Dec. 19 - Jan. 1); free admission.
This exhibit was produced in partnership with the Florida Public Archaeology Network and the University of West Florida.