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Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens

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Address: 1320 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone Number: 13212549855
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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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A gem,a must visit to see old Melbourne!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
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Biddeford, Maine
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Biddeford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Thank Oakban
Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Mid Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The homes are beautiful.. Grounds are pretty but need care. The you was very nice and interesting. Did not know the last Rossetter to live there was a woman who was a great business woman. Strong lady. There are some very nice pieces of furniture And other items. Worth a visit

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Someone else said they were disappointed. My wife and I enjoyed it. We knew it was small and we were not expecting the DuPont mansion. For what this is it is just fine and is worth 8 bucks a person. The tour guide did a great job. The 1931 Model A Ford was an unexpected treat. Yes, it still runs... More 

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