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New Smyrna Museum of History

120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7039
+1 386-478-0052
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Small museum just off of Canal Street that is packed with local NSB history. I stopped in before a... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
sjhokie
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Story from the beginning to the end.

Those who developed this Museum did a phenomenal job of laying it out on a very interesting time... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
jrjbutter
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Tavares, Florida
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The New Smyrna Museum of History highlights the rich history of the southeast Volusia county area. Our building was built in the mid 1920s and served as a post office for approximately 40 years. Originally founded in 1768 by Dr. Andrew Turnbull, his settlement, New Smyrna, lasted only nine years. The center of the museum is dedicated to this settlement and the brave and hearty souls who originally settled our area. Included are videos, artifacts, models, and panels. The exterior portion of the museum is a timeline of our area. Items of interest include ancient fossils, a Civil War display, dozens of historical photos, a working archaeology lab, World War I and II information, and a beautiful and moving display to the local men who served in the military during the Vietnam War. We also feature a room that offers short term displays of local importance. These displays change 3-4 times per year and are sponsored by local groups and individuals. A small gift shop, featuring local and Florida history books and other items is on site. Our museum does not have a set entry fee per person but does ask for donations. These donations help cover operating costs and maintenance of the building.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7039
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Small museum just off of Canal Street that is packed with local NSB history. I stopped in before a trip to the brewery and was so happy I visited. First of all, the museum is free and run off of donations. Secondly, the staff working...More

Thank sjhokie
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Those who developed this Museum did a phenomenal job of laying it out on a very interesting time line. It is complete with some of the most interesting photos accompanied by wonderful artifacts. There are video presentations to add to the historical facts. The space...More

Thank jrjbutter
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words. The exterior timeline is the work of a dedicated group of volunteers. The Smyrnea Settlement display in the center portion of the museum was professionally created. Thank you for pointing out the donation aspect of our museum. Yes, donations...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

The museum has an abundance of history and artifacts about New Smyrna Beach. The museum has exceptional displays of artifacts, and the staff and volunteers are eager to answer questions.

Thank Beth S
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for taking time to leave a review and for your kinds words. I will pass along your compliments to our volunteers. They will appreciate hearing it. We hope you can visit again.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

You can donate or it is free to enter - This place has a lot about local New Smyrna Beach residents that started back in the day . Very cultural and a lot to see .

Thank corollaclub98
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave a review. We hope you can visit again in the future.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great little museum. It chronologically organizes the history of New Smyrna Beach. We learned a lot about New Smyrna Beach and Volusia County. The docents are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Herb S
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for the kind words. Our volunteers love what they do and will appreciate hearing your compliments. We hope you can visit again!

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this stop on our trip. Would recommend it to everyone. The couple running it were lovely to talk with.

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SEVHS, Exeuctive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a museum review. We appreciate the kind words. Our volunteers truly love what they do and I ill pass along your compliments. Please feel free to visit again if you are in the area.

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the museum. The volunteers were very helpful. It was a fun side trip on our mini vacation. Donation based and run so be sure to buy or donate. Well organized and insightful.More

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SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words. I will be sure to pass them along to our volunteers. They love to know that visitors such as yourself had a good time. You are correct, there is no set admission charge but rather we ask for a...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This museum gives you a great look at the founding fathers and the growth of this community from immigrants to current day town of tourists. It is a great place to take some time to step back in time and learn something while vacationing at...More

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SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful review. You are absolutely correct about the growth and change in our town. In 2018 we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Smyrnea Settlement. While it was not always an easy place to live,...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My 12-year-old history buff requested some time away from the beach at this small but incredibly informative town museum. We were greeted warmly and learned so much about the history of this area of Florida. The self guided tour features artifacts from pre-Revolution America through...More

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SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words. We always like to hear that our visitors enjoyed the museum, especially younger visitors and I will be sure to pass this along to our volunteers. During 2018 our town will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the original...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

And the staff here does. I talked with the people and they were helpful and spoke with authority. As you walk around the museum you see that the exhibits were planned with care and were done quite well. There are two separate parts. The outer...More

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SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hello and thank you for your review and feedback. I will be sure to pass your kind words along to our volunteers and let them know they are appreciated and doing a good job. Please feel free to visit again!

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Gary Y
3 August 2016|
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Response from SEVHS | Property representative |
Hi Gary, The museum does not have a set entrance fee. Rather, we do ask for donations. Donations are not required for entrance however. We hope you are able to visit soon!
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