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Halifax Historical Museum

252 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386 255 6976
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Ranked #22 of 53 Attractions in Daytona Beach
Type: History Museums, Beaches, Museums
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Fords, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

halifax museum is quite interesting with some insightful history of Daytona over the course of centuries. Items like train bell, vault door of the bank, murals on the wall are notable. There is a fee of $5 and Thursday is based on donations only. Upstairs of the museum houses a toy exhibit. Three is a 20 minute movie that is... More

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
29 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
98 reviews 98 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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