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Halifax Historical Museum

252 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386 255 6976
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Ranked #27 of 76 attractions in Daytona Beach
Type: History Museums, Beaches
Most recent review
- Apr 10, 2014
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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

I tried to drag the kids to some historical sites on a rainy day. I thought this museum was a freebie but alas they charged five dollars a head. For me it was worth it and they had some interesting eclectic if 20th-century style collections. For the kids they really couldn't give a dang and nothing really grab their attention... More

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Warren, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Take a minute or take an hour, its worth your time to see and experience what Daytona and Halifax area was like in the past. An old bank building that has been made into a museum. Well done.

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North Canton, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a small collection of items from the Daytona beach area. There was an interesting movie shown. Since Thursday was admission by donation, we got our money's worth. The building is a beautiful old bank with original Tiffany windows.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A sneaky opportunity for the kids to learn, this local museum is in the quaint downtown and features a to scale model of the beach before the high rises came in. LOVE it.

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This building was where Florida Bank and Trust was housed. I worked there in 1963 so this visit was extremely nostalgic for me as one of the first displays was about the bank's history. All the displays are nicely done and covers a variety of topics concerning Daytona & Volusia County.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
22 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This museum is located in the former premises of a bank which opened a few years before WW1. The visit starts with a 25 minutes video (SD format, shown on an old big CRT screen). Interesting video, focused on North-Eastern Florida history throughout ages. Beware that kids may find it tedious. The exhibits encompass some artifacts from Timucuan Indians and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The model of the old Daytona Boardwalk and the Golden Age Ormond hotel are both completely worth missing an hour or two of beach time. Pick up a gift from here in lieu of the average beach souvenir.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Take 45-60 minutes and learn about the area. Lots of interesting artifacts about early life in Daytona and the area. Great for scouts and small groups too. If arranged ahead fo time the staff will really take care of you.

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South Daytona, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Great details on the history of the area. They have an antique toy collection, and some world war 1 and 2 paraphanalia.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The museum has many, many facets. Their archives of the Daytona Beach area are unparalleled. They carry books and information on all Daytona area historical subjects. There are lots of exhibits with displays and information. Perhaps my favorite is the World War II section.

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