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Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens

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Address: 1320 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935-7005
Phone Number: +1 321-254-9855
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Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Our guided tours of the interior of the Rossetter House Museum, the Houston...

Our guided tours of the interior of the Rossetter House Museum, the Houston Cemetery, and the gardens include an entertaining and informative discussion of the history of Eau Gallie, the Rossetter Family, and the Roesch Family. We also offer several events throughout the year. Go to our website rossetterhousemuseum or our official Facebook Page Rossetter House Museum for more information on these special events.

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Beautiful historic house

Beautiful house, with loads of local history and connections. Guides are knowledgeable and fun. An asset to the Eau Gallie arts district.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
fiona162016
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Melbourne, Florida
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful house, with loads of local history and connections. Guides are knowledgeable and fun. An asset to the Eau Gallie arts district.

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West Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I had never heard of this place despite driving by it for many years. I was looking for something to do while family was in town. They recommend reservations but they also take walk ins. Reservations are easy as you can email and ask for a tour at a certain time. The tour starts with a general history of the... More 

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Biddeford, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Beautiful home with wonderful tour guides. Nice to find out what Melbourne was like before Florida becoming a huge tourist attraction. Love that the tour guides go over the history of Melbourne and the families that lived in the home. How it was built, the lives of the two sisters that lived in the home until they could no longer... More 

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Holden, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

We arrived without calling ahead, which is apparently preferred because the staff is very limited. They are very hospitable, however, and quickly welcomed us. The tour is guided only and narrated from a script; but the story about the families who lived here is very interesting, especially regarding local lumber and oil enterprises.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

Basicaly this is a house of a family that settled in Eau Gallie and something of the history of the family and a modestly "rich" family in a small town. This is NOT the Biltmore or a palace but a small house. It was a pleasant afternoon visit that took about an hour. Something that my wife liked a lot.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

My daughters and I recently attended the Valentine Tea Party hosted by the Rossetter House. The venue was decorated beautifully, the tea party, finger sandwiches and mini desserts were executed and presented perfectly with no stone left unturned. The making of the Victorian Valentines was educational and fun. In addition we were treated to a tour of the Rossetter cemetery,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the home. So many beautiful artifacts left by the home owners. A look into another time and place. Includes a trip to the family cemetery and a close up of the owners Model A.

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

The house is neat and the history is interesting, but if you want all of that and a little more fun, go for the ghost tour.

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Rossetter House... A, Manager at Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens, responded to this review

We are not offering Ghost Tours at this time. More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you like local history and "old Florida" this tour is great; definitely a good use of an hour. The house was nice and the garden was fabulously unkempt, a testament to how plant "do their own thing" over time.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you're looking for a tour akin to the Vanderbilt Estate or Biltmore Mansion, skip this! However, this historic home serves as a throwback to the community's yesteryear, with the focus being as much on the history and the occupants as on the house itself. Former reviews titled "We Liked It", "A Little Disappointing", and "Pretty House" are all spot-on.... More 

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