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“Don't bring your Small Children” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of New Smyrna Museum of History

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.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Don't bring your Small Children”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I brought my five children plus an extra and the older kids loved it (ages 13, 8, 8, 10, and 4). My youngest (2 year old boy) was way too rowdy for this place, which I knew going into it. There was room to push an umbrella stroller through, but he was over it five minutes after we arrived. So don't take your rowdy little ones here. Have your husband take them to Manatee Park, while you take the older ones to the museum. The older ladies running the front were very sweet and had a little scavenger hunt with a coloring book for the kids. There is a ton of information and artifacts on display. The kids were to look for certain artifacts and check them off as they go. I really enjoyed reading all of the plaques on the walls. Plus, you can't beat free. We donated a little money in the donation box as a thanks for the free admission. Prepare to spend about a half hour to an hour here.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank 162rachelv
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love this small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

You are given a lot about New Smyrna Beach in a small setting. Love the tour with the first woman Mayor.

Visited June 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“This quaint museum is rated at the top of museums in Florida. Entry is free, although a dontation is appeciated.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2014
3 Thank landdwatkins
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. It had lots of aritfacts and things that had been donated by residents”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2014
4 Thank catofmine
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A whole lot to look at”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

Visited February 2014
2 Thank Alexis R
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