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Hutchinson Island is an Arts and Culture Hub

October 29, 2021

Hutchinson Island is a true showcase of a variety of museums, historical venues, and beloved area events to enjoy year-round. Rich in history, arts and culture, the area surrounding Ouanlao Residences & Resort is yours to explore!

Museums & Galleries

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Gilbert\’s Bar House of Refuge Museum is a museum displaying historical maritime artifacts, personal items and furnishings belonging to the House\’s \’Keeper\’ and family, shipwreck artifacts and much more. Free of charge.
Open daily 10am-5pm
301 Southeast MacArthur Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located on a U.S. Coast Guard Base, offering climbing tours of the landmark 1860 Jupiter Lighthouse, and exhibits in the waterfront History Museum located in the restored WWII Naval housing quarters building.
May through December, Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
500 Captain Armour\’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469

Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum is a working conservation laboratory used to preserve artifacts recovered from underwater with an observation window for viewing conservation work from inside the museum.
Monday-Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm
1322 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958

E. Backus Museum and Gallery is a 5,000-square-foot public visual arts facility established in 1960 by A.E. Backus and a group of local art enthusiasts. The museum features original paintings by Albert Ernest Backus, as well as exhibition wings featuring changing exhibits of artwork by contemporary artists.
Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday noon-4pm
500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is an interactive, hands-on museum offering children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities in the heart of Riverside Park in Jensen Beach.
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 10am-4pm; Thursday 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-4pm
1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

The old Martin County Courthouse has been restored to its original 1937 architectural design and is now home to Courthouse Cultural Center Galleries. Displays include historical photographs of early Martin County works by local artists and other changing exhibitions. Seasonal hours
80 East Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34994

The Elliott Museum was founded in 1960, focusing on art, history, and technology to tell the rich story of this region and the people who live and visit Florida’s Treasure Coast.
Open daily 10am-5pm
825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

The St. Lucie County Historical Museum features a replica of their early train station as its entry, where guests are welcomed to discover the rich heritage of the Treasure Coast.
Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm
414 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

The Stuart Heritage Museum features a collection of artifacts from Stuart and Martin County\’s past including antiques, photos and Americana from the people and places of Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Jupiter and much more.
Open daily 10am-3pm
161 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart, FL 34994

Explore the historical significance and the secret world of Naval Special Warfare at The National Navy SEAL Museum and Memorial. Enjoy hands-on access to unusual and rare artifacts and specialized equipment used by Navy SEAL Teams, from their first operations to current day.
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm
3300 North A1A, Pepper Park, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

Area Events & Venues

Music at the Mansion is a free monthly music concert series held on the first Sunday of every month, March through the first week of December. The Mansion at Tuckahoe plays host, located in Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach. Bring a cozy chair or blanket, savor food and beverages available for purchase and enjoy fun activities for the whole family.

Rockin\’ RiverWalk Music Series takes place Sundays along the St. Lucie River boardwalk Riverwalk Stage in Historic Downtown Stuart. Attendees can visit local vendors, and enjoy live local music from the decked amphitheater, from their car, or from the river by boat.

Jammin\’ Jensen is a local favorite, held Thursdays in Downtown Jensen Beach, with free entry and featuring local arts displays, crafts, music, vendors and family entertainment.

Those looking for an extraordinary waterfront shopping experience, the Fort Pierce Farmers Market offers an amazing array of local vendors with delicious foods, farm-fresh produce, meats and cheeses, seafood, baked goods, coffee and tea, flowers and plants and much more. The market is held every Saturday by the marina downtown.

Treasure Coast Seafood Festival is a seafood lover’s dream come true, featuring a wide variety of seafood delicacies. This family-oriented event also features a local business and nonprofit organization showcase, nautical vendors with unique merchandise and services, original arts and craftsmen displays, live music and a special kid’s zone.

Celebrate our nation’s heroes at the 36th Annual Muster and Music Festival at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce. The event features live music with food and beverages for purchase, and performances staged on top of an MK-V Assault Craft.

The impeccably restored, 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre is located in Historic downtown Fort Pierce, offering visitors the chance to experience magical Broadway shows, country stars, classic rock icons, ballet performances and musical and comedy acts. The state-of-the-art Black Box Theatre is on-site as well, presenting a variety of national, regional and local arts and culture programming.

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