Once the third largest port on the Gulf of Mexico, Apalachicola’s diverse and colorful past remains visible today. There are over 200 historic homes and buildings on the National Register. Visitors are invited to stroll along the wide tree-lined streets where picturesque Victorian homes display the charm of years gone by. Apalachicola’s rich history and a maritime culture are complemented by the area’s bountiful natural resources. Apalachicola was recently selected one of America’s Distinctive Destinations by the National Historic Trust.