New Smyrna Museum of History

New Smyrna Museum of History

Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Museum is open for general admission access Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM. Adults 18+ $8 Young Adults 11-17 $5 Children 10 and under are Free as well as museum members. A guided Historic Walking Tour program is available from Jan. 19th thru April 28th of 2022. Tours are offered each Wednesday and Thursday and depart from the museum at 10:30 AM. Each tour lasts approximately 1-1.5 hrs. General Admission for guided tours is $12, Seniors 65+, Students and Museum Members $10. Please contact the museum to sign up or visit our website and use the "Explore The Museum" tab to find our events and sign up online. All guided walking tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather and tour guide availability.
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Marty F
Plymouth, MI657 contributions
Mar 2020
New Smyrna's Museum of History puts forth an excellent account of the local area and its role in the history of this area of Florida, but you should also be aware of the four walking tours that are offered through the course of the week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, with a different tour on each day. These tours cost $12, start at 10:30 a.m. and generally last about 1.5 hours. They may involve walking as far as one mile. The tours are small groups, limited to about 12 attendees.

Unfortunately, Coronavirus restrictions have closed the museum and tours for now, but be sure to visit or tour here when they are able to reopen.

The museum is located just off historic Canal Street, close to the weekly Farmer's Market area.

Highly Recommended!
Written April 4, 2020
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Lawonridge
New Smyrna Beach, FL307 contributions
Dec 2019
Very well put together museum that tells the story of New Smyrna Beach from its beginnings - with self guided displays of the history of New Smyrna Beach. Little known fact is that our town is actually older than St. Augustine. Lots of old pictures, original letters, and interesting artifacts from native Americans and the pioneers who came after. Conveniently located just off Canal St. shopping.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thanks so much for visiting our Museum and sharing your experience with others here on TripAdvisor. As the 3rd oldest city in the State of Florida the story of our little town is jam packed with fascinating history, we're glad to enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon here at the New Smyrna Museum of History.
Written February 12, 2020
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Aggiered
New Smyrna Beach, FL102 contributions
Jan 2020
The volunteers who greet you when you enter bring to life the history of New Smyrna Beach (NSB). Some say NSB is the oldest city in the United States, not the other place. Take a look and decide for yourself.

The admission is whatever you care to donate.

This is a great place to visit when you come to town.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thank you for visiting the Museum and for your review! We hope to see you again soon.
Written February 12, 2020
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pattys33
New Smyrna Beach, FL51 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a great little museum with self guided displays of the history of New Smyrna Beach. Little known fact is that this tiny coastal town is actually older than St. Augustine. Lots of old pictures, original letters, and interesting artifacts from native Americans and the pioneers who came after. Conveniently located in the Canal St. shopping & dining district, Definitely worth a stop!
Written January 27, 2020
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Patty, Thank you so much for visiting our Museum and for your kind review. We are always excited to have visitors that enjoy learning the story of Florida's British Colonial time period and our beginnings here in New Smyrna Beach during . The city of St. Augustine does actually hold the record for being the oldest city however, predating New Smyrna Beach by about 200 years. We hope to see here at the museum again soon!
Written January 28, 2020
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Phil
Keshena, WI62 contributions
Jan 2020
They have done an excellent job of displaying the history of NSB!! Went to the lecture on oranges and very well attended (over 40 people). Found the talk very enlightening. Learned a lot about history of not only oranges but more about NSB
Written January 14, 2020
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Thank you for visiting and attending our programming here at the Museum and for your kind review. We hope to see you soon for one of our guided walking tours or another museum presentation.
Written January 15, 2020
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Sandymac66
Lakeville, MN62 contributions
Mar 2020
We go here quite often mostly for their lectures on history and archeology. Volunteers do a great job. Programs are varied and interesting. Highly recommend coming early and browse the museum and little book store.
Written March 5, 2020
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Karen J
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
A lot of memorabilia, history of town and a surfing section. I love learning about areas and lots to learn here. Hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. Would return. Located in town so convenient to walk to shops and restaurants.
Written June 25, 2022
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Pat_and_Mike_6
Nyc32 contributions
Nov 2012 • Couples
What a great time at this little free museum. Lovely people who are the volunteers. Quite nice exhibits of the history of the area. The best part was the 60 years of History of the Kennedy Space center-Cape Canaveral exhibit. Although planned to last to Thanksgiving- it will be there indefinitely. A volunteer named Ed blew our socks off with stories of his personal involvement in the space program. He had worked as the Chief Photo Electronics Technician from 1956-1970. What an honor to spend time with him. He was delightful, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. We would highly recommend both the museum and the Space exhibit.
Written November 6, 2012
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catofmine
Saint Helena Island, SC33 contributions
May 2014 • Family
This is right in downtown NSB in the older section and not far away is the ruins in the park. Just one street further.This museum had alot of interesting facts about th first settlers and about the early Flagler railroad, old photos of town. Very nice and the dedicated people who volunteer it take a great deal of pride in the museum.
Written May 29, 2014
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LoveTravel698929
Ocala, FL39 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a nice museum covering the history of the area. It is a nice size to visit and not use a lot of time. The guides were very knowledgeable
Written June 27, 2021
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