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Halifax Historical Museum

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Address: 252 S Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4407
Phone Number: 386 255 6976
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Very interesting and learned allot about the history of the town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
Christina B
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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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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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11 reviews
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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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Florida
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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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Greater Cincinnati
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6 attraction reviews
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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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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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Southport, NC, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

If you are looking for a great overview of the history of the Daytona Beach area - this is a very good bet. It is not a huge museum, very intimate, but also fairly comprehensive. It includes a great introduction video. Our initial guide, Kathy, was very pleasant and informative. Definitely worth the time to visit. Parking in the off... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised when I found this museum. This museum is located in an old bank building. It offers a short movie which told of the local history and then you walk around and see a wonderful collection of artifacts ranging from American Indian items to the Daytona Speedway items. The docent was very enthusiastic to share her knowledge.... More 

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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We read about an exhibit of wildlife photographs so we stopped by on a Thursday, when the museum is free (donations gladly accepted!). We were the only ones there and a friendly and knowledgeable volunteer gave us a short tour to show us where everything was, and she started a 15 minute video which highlighted local history. There are exhibits... More 

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