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“Go if you love history”

Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens
Ranked #30 of 75 things to do in Melbourne
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Owner description: Our guided tours of the interior of the Rossetter House Museum, the Houston Cemetery, and the gardens include an entertaining and informative discussion of the history of Eau Gallie, the Rossetter Family, and the Roesch Family. We also offer several events throughout the year. Go to our website rossetterhousemuseum or our official Facebook Page Rossetter House Museum for more information on these special events.
Land O Lakes, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Go if you love history”
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Nice for an afternoon excursion or catch one of their ghost tour events. The historic house is well maintained and appointed with original furnishings and items. The information display in the office building gives good background and some history of the area. Need a break or a mini fieldtrip and love old houses, cemeteries, old car, this is the place to visit.

Visited October 2012
5 Thank Deborah C
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English first
Palm Bay, FL
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Historic Rossetter House in Cocoa, FL”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

My movie group was using the Rossetter House in a movie they were filming, so I had access to photographing various areas of the property as well. There are 2 houses to the estate, with the office being across the street from the main house.

The interesting part of the main house is how it is connected to the rear of the house, with a separate area for cooking. Everything looks as if nothing was ever changed, original as it was back in the 1890's. Interesting to see how our forefathers lived back then.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank 321AreaFemale
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Neat piece of Melbourne History”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

My daughter and I decided to learn a little about the place she was born. We stumbled across the Rossetter House by accident. It was a neat little tour about an interesting family. Don't miss seeing the car in the garage and the history/story behind it.

2 Thank ComputerDee
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Flushing, New York
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“pretty house”
Reviewed 1 September 2012

the house is very pretty to look at ..not much to see ..the outdoors are very lovely and the people that work there are very friendly..i see that they throw events there and it makes a very lovely wedding pictures location..i didn't think it was worth the $7 that i was charged just to look at rooms in one house..but i guess i can chalk it up to keeping up with the grounds..

Visited October 2011
3 Thank katbandit
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Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Historic Melbourne Must See!!”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Whether you live in or are just visiting Melbourne, Florida, the Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens are a must see! As you wander through the cemetery and approach the Rossetter house, you get a sense of the great history of the area and the people who struggled to make this area what it is today. Although the second story of the house is not accessible by wheelchair, it is pleasantly air-conditioned and the guided tours last approximately an hour, being both very informative as well as interesting. The grounds and buildings are extremely well maintained and simply beautiful! You are able to purchase bottled water in the gift shop, so put on your walking shoes and bring your camera! Space is available for weddings and other events. Cost of admission is very reasonable.

Visited June 2012
3 Thank MelissaFerguson
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