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Address: , New Smyrna Beach, FL
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Description: This newly restored house features the photos and artifacts from the old...
This newly restored house features the photos and artifacts from the old town of Eldora.
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Closed for repairs.

Decided to take a turn off the main road through Canaveral National Seashore after visiting Apollo Beach on 5/22/15. Stumbled upon Eldora State House. It would've been nice to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Bristol, Connecticut
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very interesting historical site, however, I have never found the house open. Bring your bug spray. This is the spot is where the utopian community of Eldora was built.

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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We love to take friends and family to the seashore. The gracious man who is the historian is so well informed make it a living history lesson. Saw a lot while walking around the house and got a really good idea of what life was like on Mosquito lagoon back in the day

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Bristol, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Decided to take a turn off the main road through Canaveral National Seashore after visiting Apollo Beach on 5/22/15. Stumbled upon Eldora State House. It would've been nice to check it out but it was closed for repairs. Maybe I'll try again next year.

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Or even a bit early! We walked to the beautiful setting, enjoying the ambiance, only to get to the house to find it was CLOSED, according to the sign, it was suppose to be open. Oh well. We sat on the porch in the rocking chairs enjoying the view and thinking about how it use to be. We will go... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I had the pleasure of visting Eldora State House on Sunday, March 1st. The guide on property, George was provided awesome information about the home and followed us around each room to answer any questions that I had! He had a great sense of humor and a great host! Will definitely return for another visit and to fish from the... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nice video and good historical information. It is on the waterway, so we found a sunny spot and ate our packed lunch. NO CROWDS

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Heathrow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Walking around the area was taking a trip back in time. Very pristine and comfortable and a nice way to spend part of a day. Very attentive staff and a short feature gives you a glimpse into the area's history.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have been coming here since before any restoration started it was great to go through with Linda who loved talking about it and we saw the film on the restoration. was very interesting how the settlement started and died and it has been restored to it's original grandeur. the one thing I missed were the armadillos ..every other time... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I know what I say will be heavily biased because I'm a six year volunteer at Canaveral choosing Eldora State House as my favorite place to work. The house, open from Tuesday through Sunday (if volunteers show up) from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. is a jewel of written and photographic information telling you of its varied 130+ years of... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Eldora House lies within the Canaveral National Seashore. You can visit the beaches on the ocean side or stroll or bike through the walkways and paths on the Lagoon/Intracoatal side. Eldora House is situated on the Lagoon side and is an easy walk from the designated parking area. Eldora is a restored home , the only home left from the... More 

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