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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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Great spot

Really enjoyed this stop on our trip. Would recommend it to everyone. The couple running it were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A little bit of history.

We enjoyed the museum. The volunteers were very helpful. It was a fun side trip on our mini... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7039
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this stop on our trip. Would recommend it to everyone. The couple running it were lovely to talk with.

Thank N3869XJheatherb
SEVHS, Exeuctive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a museum review. We appreciate the kind words. Our volunteers truly love what they do and I ill pass along your compliments. Please feel free to visit again if you are in the area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the museum. The volunteers were very helpful. It was a fun side trip on our mini vacation. Donation based and run so be sure to buy or donate. Well organized and insightful.More

Thank Fanof O
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words. I will be sure to pass them along to our volunteers. They love to know that visitors such as yourself had a good time. You are correct, there is no set admission charge but rather we ask for a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum gives you a great look at the founding fathers and the growth of this community from immigrants to current day town of tourists. It is a great place to take some time to step back in time and learn something while vacationing at...More

1  Thank dcetraveling
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful review. You are absolutely correct about the growth and change in our town. In 2018 we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Smyrnea Settlement. While it was not always an easy place to live,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 12-year-old history buff requested some time away from the beach at this small but incredibly informative town museum. We were greeted warmly and learned so much about the history of this area of Florida. The self guided tour features artifacts from pre-Revolution America through...More

1  Thank amysue10
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. We always like to hear that our visitors enjoyed the museum, especially younger visitors and I will be sure to pass this along to our volunteers. During 2018 our town will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the original...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And the staff here does. I talked with the people and they were helpful and spoke with authority. As you walk around the museum you see that the exhibits were planned with care and were done quite well. There are two separate parts. The outer...More

Thank RVTraveler4321
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your review and feedback. I will be sure to pass your kind words along to our volunteers and let them know they are appreciated and doing a good job. Please feel free to visit again!

Reviewed 28 May 2017

The museum is very nicely organized with interesting information on the history of NSB. The movie shown gives a view into the past. Well done all around.

Thank Rosemary R
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hello and thank you for taking time to leave a review of the museum. We sincerely appreciate your time and the kind words you left for others. We hope you are able to visit us again.

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Nice little place to stop. There is street parking. I advise parking, walking around the shops, grabbing a bite to eat and stopping in.

Thank Cora D
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great view of NSB history over time. Well done for a small museum. Found several nice items in the gift shop. Including indigo and history.

Thank Lois D
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hello and thank you for the kind words. I will be sure to pass your remarks on to our volunteers. They work hard to make sure our visitors enjoy themselves. Please feel free to visit any time. Have a great day.

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This place may be a little small but there is a ton of information packed in here! They don't allow photography bc some artifacts are copyrighted but it's a nice and very informative place to come and visit! Learned a lot and definitely worth all...More

Thank aliciafurrow
Reviewed 17 February 2017

What a great experience and so much history in this museum! Staff went out of their way to make us welcome!

Thank Pam W
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. Our volunteers love what they do and I will be sure that they hear of your very kind comments. We hope you are able to visit again. Have a great day.

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Gary Y
4 August 2016|
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Response from SEVHS | 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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