Type of Attraction: Art Gallery & Museum
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday from 12 PM to 4 PM
Address: 500 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida
Phone Number: (772) 465-0630
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, a 5,000 sq. ft. public visual arts facility, was established in 1960 by A.E. Backus and a group of local art enthusiasts. Our Mission is to promote the arts in the community and to perpetuate the artistic and humanitarian legacy of A. E. Backus. Open five days a week from October through mid-June (summer hours by appointment) the museum features the Nation’s largest display of original paintings by Albert Ernest Backus (American 1906 – 1990). Located in historic downtown Fort Pierce, the museum is a worthwhile stop on any visitor’s itinerary.