Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

Open to the public

Currently used as a(n) Museum

The Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge was built in 1876

This House of Refuge Station House (House of Refuge) was designed by Francis W. Chandler


This station building's condition is Excellent


This station building has been Unaltered


This station building is not endangered or threatened

Station closed in 1940 and used by the Navy as a patrol beach patrol station until 1945. Turned over to the Department of the Interior in 1952. Station house survives and was restored in 1975 as the Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge, a museum.


Open to the public  - Check with site for hours of operation

301 SE MacArthur Boulevard
Stuart FL 34996

(772) 225-1875

Owner Information

Historical Society of Martin County
825 Northeast Ocean Boulevard
Hutchinson Island
Stuart, FL 33494-1696

(772) 225-1961

[email protected]

If you have questions, please contact:

Jennifer Esler