When you stay in Gulf Shores rentals, there's no shortage of things to do. Whether you're building sand castles on the soft white beaches, grooving to the live music at The Hangout or heading out on a chartered fishing excursion, there are plenty of ways to explore this beach-side city and all it has to offer. However, you can also dig a little deeper into Gulf Shores history and culture when you visit the Gulf Shores Museum

This museum is located just minutes from Gulf Shores beach house rentals, so it's a perfect activity for the morning or afternoon. Once you arrive, you'll find both permanent and rotating exhibits that depict the history of this important region as well as its current culture. Check out these permanent displays when you visit:

"Portrait of a Fishing Village"

Learn about the history and culture of this beach community at the Gulf Shores Museum.Explore Gulf Shores as it was in the early 19th century, when the first settlers established a quaint fishing village along Little Lagoon. This exhibit, created by current residents of Lagoon Village, features historic pictures that give you a feel for what it was like back then. 

"Drawing a Line in the Sand"

This exhibit celebrates the 50 anniversary of Gulf Shores, which occurred in 2007, with plenty of historic pictures and photos from the 1950s. Back then, the city had only just been officially established and started welcoming tourists. Follows the ups and downs of the city's early days in this exhibition - you may even spot some pictures of your favorite Gulf Shores establishments in their early days or recognize some landmarks. 

With its convenient location just a short drive from Gulf Shores condos, the Gulf Shores Museum is a perfect activity if you're looking to get out of the sun and add a fun, educational aspect to your trip.