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Address: 252 S Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4407
Phone Number: 386 255 6976
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Quaint, local history

Lots of information on the founding of Daytona beach and the areas nearby. Kids will be bored silly but adult history buffs will find this a charming bit of southern americana... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Angela K
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of information on the founding of Daytona beach and the areas nearby. Kids will be bored silly but adult history buffs will find this a charming bit of southern americana. Great for a rainey day. Hours change so call ahead.

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NE Florida
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

My daughter and I visited this medium-sized museum packed with history of Dayton Beach, Ormond Beach and Port Orange. It started with a 20 minute video, then you were free to explore the museum. Daytona is almost as old as St. Augustine and Jacksonville. The displays were very nice and informative, as was the staff and hostess. Especially interesting was... More 

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Ruskin
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

A great place to learn a little more about Daytona and how it came to be. There is more to Daytona than bike week and the racetrack. It has a rich history and offers so much to the visiting public along with a beautiful beach that doesn't seem to end. The staff and volunteers of the museum are friendly and... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Housed in a lovely historic building, this museum has a wonderful display of items outlining local history dating back hundreds of years. Beautiful displays. Very friendly helpful volunteers add to your experience. Good for all ages.

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Thank Barbara A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Though we did not get to stay and complete everything that we wanted to because we had to be headed on our way to country 500 we found the staff was very nice and helpful we very much enjoyed the video that they play for us to learn more about the area and the history that has gone on with... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

What's surprising is they actually charge to see this museum. What you see when you enter the front door is literally all of it. To be fair, they have a couple interesting archeological and ancient settlement displays. Converted old bank.

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Thank Tom H
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Somewhat interesting but not great. Video presentation way too long, too loud and a bit boring. Could have been condensed from 1/2 hour to more interesting 15 minutes. They might benefit more from a docent tour of the dusty items in display cases. The area is rich in history and sadly the museum languishes in its presentation. True there is... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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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.

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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.

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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