Click here to access our Historic Plaque Walking Trail, complete with a map and additional information and photos about each plaque along the way. You'll also find links to other resources.
Apalachicola Main Street's historic plaque program makes interpretive plaques available to highlight our history, architecture, and culture. The vision of this program is to educate tourists and the general public about significant buildings, structures, and objects, as well as outstanding events and people involved in local, state, national, and/or international history.
To be eligible, the location must be within the downtown district, defined as Battery Park to the Scipio Creek Boat Basin, and Water Street to Sixth Street. Buildings must be at least 50 years old. The plaques will show an historic photo of the property, when available.
Both the project and the design of the plaques were modeled after the well-known plaque program administered by the Preservation Society of Charleston, South Carolina, located in one of the nation’s preeminent destinations for cultural and heritage tourism, which since 1959 has erected over 100 historic markers. Introducing an adapted version of the program to Apalachicola was the idea of founding Apalachicola Main Street board member and retired City Commissioner Frank Cook.
The plaques are constructed out of durable locally-sourced cypress by local resident Pete Olson.