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“This quaint museum is rated at the top of museums in Florida. Entry is free, although a dontation is appeciated.”

New Smyrna Museum of History
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 June 2014

My wife and I, accompanied my our youngest daughter and her husband and 10 year old son, enjoyed our visit to the museum. The museum itself is not very large, but the content included therein is well worth the trip and time it took to tour the facility.

3  Thank landdwatkins
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is right in downtown NSB in the older section and not far away is the ruins in the park. Just one street further.This museum had alot of interesting facts about th first settlers and about the early Flagler railroad, old photos of town. Very nice and the dedicated people who volunteer it take a great deal of pride in the museum.

4  Thank catofmine
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

There was more to look at then I had time for. I lived in NSB awhile ago and never knew how much history this little beach town had behind it. It was really cool to walk around without being bothered by anyone (workers) and just get lost in all the old artifacts. Awesome and would recommend!!!

2  Thank Alexis R
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

History of New Smyrna and the area, amazed how old the town is. Nice artifacts and exhibits. Need to see what they have upstairs that seems to be an ever changing portion of the museum. They also have a little gift shop, mostly books about Florida a couple books from local authors.

2  Thank Theresa W
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

The historical timeline was very well done. The photos are fascinating. We found a photo of our B&B. A very helpful staff. There are scheduled walking tours of the town and Flagler Ave., which are excellent.

3  Thank PSU79
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