Gulf Beaches Historical Museum in Pass-a-Grille

by Alice

Tucked away in the middle of the National Historic District of Pass-a-Grille in St. Pete Beach, is the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum.

Built in 1917 as the first church of Pinellas County’s barrier islands, it served the community as the Pass-a-Grille Community Church until 1959, when the property was sold to Mrs. Joan Haley.

It was Mrs. Haley’s home until 1989 when she willed it to Pinellas County to be used as an island museum.

Opened to the public in 1993, the Museum is totally managed by local volunteers and is supported by the non-profit “Friends of the Museum”, an organization whose financial help goes toward the collection, preservation and exhibition of Island History.

Funding is obtained through it’s membership, donations and proceeds from the Gift Shop.


The museum is a worthwhile place to visit on your visit to Pass-A-Grille. It is located at:

115 10th Avenue
St Pete Beach,Florida

Admission is free, and the museum is open all year long although hours vary depending on the season. Check the website for details at

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