Sebastian Fishing Museum
The Sebastian Fishing Museum is devoted to educating the public on the rich cultural history of Sebastian’s fishing industry. The life and history of the people who lived in Sebastian is interwoven with fishing and the Indian River Lagoon. The Lagoon provided food, transportation and a means of livelihood for many of Sebastian’s early residents. The commercial fishing industry helped make Sebastian what it is today. The Sebastian Fishing Museum commemorates three of Sebastian’s early families that operated fish houses: Sembler, Smith and Judah. Inside the museum, you will find a replica of an original fish house and dock, the traditional heart of the industry. There is a homemade fishing boats, nets, fishing gear and photos of fishing in the Indian River Lagoon. A 24 minute video presentation explores the history and vast diversity of the wildlife within the Indian River Lagoon. The Sebastian Fishing Museum is located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet, at Sebastian Inlet State Park. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, closed on some holidays.