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New Smyrna Museum of History

120 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
386 478-0052
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

It is a museum unlike most. No dusty stuffed animals with glass eyeballs, this small building located on Sams Avenue on the mainland has packed in its four walls a sophisticated layout for you and your family to really dig deep into the life line of what makes this town so delightful and intriguing. If you want to read everything... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Museums are my favorite of tourist destinations. New Smyrna Beach is my favorite one day's drive destination but learning so much history about this town in such a lovely museum has added a dimension to my touring experience beyond expectations. The museum is staffed with folks who are professional, helpful and very knowledgeable about the very many displays and offer... More

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Strongsville, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This small building has so much history and knowledge about how this town was started They have many artifacts and visual aids. We talked to a volunteer named Linda who was so knowledgeable about this whole area. We spent over 2 hours there the second day. The best part is that it is free but they will accept donations to... More

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Coventry
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I found ourselves unexpectedly in new Smyrna Beach. We had spent a very enjoyable week at the Omni Plantation resort, Amelia Island and had been booked into a hotel in Dayton Beach. When we arrived at that hotel and location we both realised that "it wasn't for us". A view confirmed by SNB locals we shared our... More

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Orlando, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had been wanting to visit this museum for some time as we frequently come to New Smyrna to fish or go to the beach. We were not disappointed! We were immediately greeted by friendly volunteers who gave us a brief introduction to New Smyrna's history and then we proceeded in thoroughly enjoying the great exhibits on our own. Also,... More

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. There is a ton of local history in this museum that you would never expect. We enjoyed our time there. As previously reported, it is NOT a place for small children, too boring and they act out, as we witnessed. Staff tries to help but anyone under 10 would probably not be interested.

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Syracuse, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My friends and I learned a lot about the surprising history of New Smyrna Beach, and there was a nice little gift shop at the end. It's a nice educational and historical stop to make if you're walking around town!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I brought my five children plus an extra and the older kids loved it (ages 13, 8, 8, 10, and 4). My youngest (2 year old boy) was way too rowdy for this place, which I knew going into it. There was room to push an umbrella stroller through, but he was over it five minutes after we arrived. So... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

You are given a lot about New Smyrna Beach in a small setting. Love the tour with the first woman Mayor.

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Orlando, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My wife and I, accompanied my our youngest daughter and her husband and 10 year old son, enjoyed our visit to the museum. The museum itself is not very large, but the content included therein is well worth the trip and time it took to tour the facility.

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