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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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Our GREAT Museum

This place off Canal Street is full of historical artifacts from our long history. We are second... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
purpleiris2018
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Great small town museum with big city style. Was surprised at the quality of the displays. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheila H
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7039
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+1 386-478-0052
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place off Canal Street is full of historical artifacts from our long history. We are second oldest city in Florida and full of many extremely interesting facts! This is a definite place to visit when you are in town to learn about our fascinating...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great small town museum with big city style. Was surprised at the quality of the displays. The history here is wonderful.

Thank Sheila H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and the exhibits very interesting. There are short movies also available. This museum is especially informative for locals!

Thank David W
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The New Smyrna Museum of History remains an terrific way to understand the fascinating history of this community deep into the history of the United States. The new Surfing exhibit is being prepared and will be a good asset to the museum. Surfing is an...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We stopped here when one of the workers came out to talk to us as we were looking at the outside display of an indigo processing machine. Inside they had a full array of prehistoric, Spanish and territorial artifacts and displays. There also were other,...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Lots of interesting photos and displays, really well informed and friendly volunteers. Highly reccomend!

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a must stop for anyone who is visiting NSB. If you're at the Canal Street Farmers Market it's just down the street. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed hearing about NSB and discussing the artifacts. Check out the T-shirts which are...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Discovered this gem of a museum today. Loaded with unusual and interesting items and information! The docents were very knowledgeable!

Thank norma s
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Walking tours are offered 3 days a week. They are excellect. Learn a lot about the city and its growth.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

My husband and I recently spend several hours at the New Smyrna Museum of History and enjoyed every minute of our time there. We were warmly welcomed by several of the volunteers upon entry and had a special treat of meeting one of the towns...More

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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!
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