PARDON OUR PROGRESS: Please be aware that the Orange Beach History Museum will be closed for a few weeks beginning this Wednesday, Nov. 15 through Dec. 11, 2023 for renovations. The building, which is the community's original schoolhouse built in 1910, will be getting some new siding and other upgrades to help preserve it for future generations to see and experience. 

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The building that houses the Orange Beach History Museum was originally built in 1910 as a schoolhouse. It has served as a museum since 1995 and was moved to its present location in 1999.

The Orange Beach History Museum houses local artifacts and memorabilia relating to our Native American and fishing heritage. Families of early fishermen have donated supplies and collectibles that make us mindful of the challenges and achievements in the early days of our fishing industry.


25805 John Snook Drive
Behind City Hall Complex, on Highway 161

Facility Information

  • Admission is free
  • The facility is handicap accessible with ramps and handrails
  • Plenty of parking
  • Public restrooms are available on site
  • Souvenir postcards are available for purchase
  • Group Tours (five or more) may be booked at other times by making reservations. Please call 251-981-8545 to make reservations

Read the museum's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to learn more.

  1. History Museum

    Physical Address
    25805 John Snook Drive
    Orange Beach, AL 36561

    Hours of Operation

    Open year-round on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm.

  2. Eric Daily

    Museum Guide

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