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Halifax Historical Museum

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Address: 252 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone Number: 386 255 6976
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A great place to visit when you're at the beach

If you are looking for a great overview of the history of the Daytona Beach area - this is a very good bet. It is not a huge museum, very intimate, but also fairly comprehensive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Leon H
Southport, NC, United States
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

History of humans in this area goes back thousands of years...surprised? I was too. Very cool but incredibly small museum. What you see when you walk in is literally the whole place. Worth going once if you've never seen it. Displays are static so little changes. I would say it's a half hour visit.

Thank Thomas H
Greater Cincinnati
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Rainy day activity. It is worth the time to visit this museum especially on a rainy day. The museum is located in an old bank. Interesting facts and photos about Daytona.

Thank RLW86
Georgetown, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

When you walk in, you notice right away that the building is an old bank building by the teller bars on the wall to your left. The architecture is beautiful, there are beautiful murals on the right wall, a wonderful collection of artifacts from the Native Americans all the way up to the two world wars and auto racing. Extremely... More 

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Southport, NC, United States
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

If you are looking for a great overview of the history of the Daytona Beach area - this is a very good bet. It is not a huge museum, very intimate, but also fairly comprehensive. It includes a great introduction video. Our initial guide, Kathy, was very pleasant and informative. Definitely worth the time to visit. Parking in the off... More 

Thank Leon H
Dunnellon, Florida
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised when I found this museum. This museum is located in an old bank building. It offers a short movie which told of the local history and then you walk around and see a wonderful collection of artifacts ranging from American Indian items to the Daytona Speedway items. The docent was very enthusiastic to share her knowledge.... More 

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Casselberry, Florida
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We read about an exhibit of wildlife photographs so we stopped by on a Thursday, when the museum is free (donations gladly accepted!). We were the only ones there and a friendly and knowledgeable volunteer gave us a short tour to show us where everything was, and she started a 15 minute video which highlighted local history. There are exhibits... More 

1 Thank Susan M
Fort Myers, Florida
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I always try to hit these local museums. Five bucks gives you lots of things to see and learn. They cover everything from the early Indian days, through the early settlement and railroad, and then the speed records set on the beach.

3 Thank Carl S
Daytona Beach
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There is lots of history to this area of Florida - from the first coastal settlers, to the gambling and prohibition days of the 1920s. Informative special exhibits and really nice Donets. Pizza place next day is great!

Thank Karen B
Kanosh, Utah
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Kathy, the nice lady who greeted us, told us all about the building and it's history. The exhibits were all very interesting, well, maybe a few of them didn't thrill me, but most of it was very cool. The building itself is a museum piece. It started as a bank and the vault is still there. I can't say I... More 

Thank TedRecupero
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Housed in a 1910 bank, this museum traces local/florida history through artifacts and a short film from 130,000 years ago to the present, yet covers it all without needing to spend a whole day.

1 Thank Bruce W

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