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New Smyrna Museum of History

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Small museum with lots of history.

My family has been coming to New Smyrna Beach for over 40 years, and my husband and I have lived... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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I often take visitors to the New Smyrna Beach museum on Sams Avenue. The museum is well organized... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
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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...more
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120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7039
+1 386-478-0052
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

My family has been coming to New Smyrna Beach for over 40 years, and my husband and I have lived here the last 13 years, but we never took the time to visit the Museum. My 9 year old grand-daughter needed to do a project...More

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MuseumNSB, Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy to hear that you and your grand daughter enjoyed your time in the Museum. We have begun offering a series of programming geared to young school age learners called Archaeology Works in partnership with the...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

I often take visitors to the New Smyrna Beach museum on Sams Avenue. The museum is well organized - starting with the early settlement days through expansion making use of photos and written documentation of the history or New Smyrna. A very impressive display is...More

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MuseumNSB, Museum Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review! We are always thrilled when we hear people in our community recommend the Museum to those visiting the local area. We look forward to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Very informative little museum with interesting facts about Florida that I didn't know. Nice way to beat the heat or the rain.

Thank barbwmt
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Nice little museum. Provides a lot of information about how the area developed. If you are an amature historian or are just interested in the history of NSB, this is the place for you.

Thank flathead62
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This New Smyrna History museum was well worth the stop. Greeters were very nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The museum was well laid out starting from New Smyrna’s conception, and covering the years since. Nice artifacts, good account of archeological findings, local private donations of artifacts...More

Thank Sailingalbvi
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The hosts have lots of stories about old New Smyrna, so take the time to stop and chat with them. Museum has lot of interesting exhibits on all the stages of town history. The town celebrates 250 years of history in 2018, so this is...More

Thank lasanto2002
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Its a great stop to learn about some of the local history. They're pretty knowledgeable there and passionate about the history of NSB so ask plenty of questions! Lots to see and read inside. Also some books for sale and Don't forget to leave a...More

Thank stacilee67
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This was a great find for us. We spent a couple hours there wandering thru the exhibits and asking questions of the very knowledgeable guides. Having lived in central Florida for 45 years, it was so interesting and enjoyable. We totally enjoyed our experience and...More

Thank L2397QTlindap
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is the local museum, has an interactive tour with lots to see. Donations only (please give, or join), I did not know it was the second oldest city in Florida, only to St. Augustine. Freindly folks to speak with, knowledgeable, and happy to help....More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We love taking Sky our mutt to the beach for a swim. This park allows it where the rest of the beach is closed for dogs.

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Gary Y
4 August 2016|
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Response from MuseumNSB | 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!