Gilbert’s Bar - House of Refuge Museum

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The old building, used to house shipwrecked passengers 1876-1945, is now a museum. It is said to be haunted by the residents who lived on the land some eight centuries ago, the Ais Indian tribe, as well as some more recent spirits. The kitchen, which has not been in use since the 1940s, has been known to give off the scent of freshly cooked beef stew, and phantom mirror shards have appeared in an upstairs bed.

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301 S.E. MacArthur Blvd.
Stuart, FL
United States

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27.19956422727406, -80.16566991806025
Martin County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Sewall's Point, FL (2.2 mi.)
Ocean Breeze Park, FL (4.2 mi.)
Port Salerno, FL (4.4 mi.)
Rio, FL (4.7 mi.)
Stuart, FL (5.4 mi.)
Jensen Beach, FL (5.5 mi.)
North River Shores, FL (6.5 mi.)
Palm City, FL (6.6 mi.)
Hutchinson Island South, FL (7.7 mi.)
Hobe Sound, FL (9.8 mi.)

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