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New Smyrna Museum of History

120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7039
+1 386-478-0052
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It was ok

nothing extraordinary, ive seen better and ive seen worse, maybe its a florida thing could... read more

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Rod D
Great little museum

This is a good little museum. When you see just how hard it was to settle early Florida and what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The New Smyrna Museum of History highlights the rich history of the southeast Volusia county area. Our building was built in the mid 1920s and served as a post office for approximately 40 years. Originally founded in 1768 by Dr. Andrew Turnbull, his settlement, New Smyrna, lasted only nine years. The center of the museum is dedicated to this settlement and the brave and hearty souls who originally settled our area. Included are videos, artifacts, models, and panels. The exterior portion of the museum is a timeline of our area. Items of interest include ancient fossils, a Civil War display, dozens of historical photos, a working archaeology lab, World War I and II information, and a beautiful and moving display to the local men who served in the military during the Vietnam War. We also feature a room that offers short term displays of local importance. These displays change 3-4 times per year and are sponsored by local groups and individuals. A small gift shop, featuring local and Florida history books and other items is on site. Our museum does not have a set entry fee per person but does ask for donations. These donations help cover operating costs and maintenance of the building.
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120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7039
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Reviewed yesterday

nothing extraordinary, ive seen better and ive seen worse, maybe its a florida thing could be...could just be

Thank Rod D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good little museum. When you see just how hard it was to settle early Florida and what the early settlers endured you will have a whole new respect for them. Well worth stopping in.

Thank Flamingo Star F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved to New Smyrna Beach a couple of years ago after visiting the area for years. This little museum is a "Gem" which truly provides a true sense of "place" and "history" for the visitors, for the long-time residents, as well as for the...More

Thank Bellacat460
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting self tour. A film is always fun, but this wasn't offered. Takes about 45 minutes to get through the exhibits. Admission is donation.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Small museum just off of Canal Street that is packed with local NSB history. I stopped in before a trip to the brewery and was so happy I visited. First of all, the museum is free and run off of donations. Secondly, the staff working...More

Thank sjhokie
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Those who developed this Museum did a phenomenal job of laying it out on a very interesting time line. It is complete with some of the most interesting photos accompanied by wonderful artifacts. There are video presentations to add to the historical facts. The space...More

Thank jrjbutter
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. The exterior timeline is the work of a dedicated group of volunteers. The Smyrnea Settlement display in the center portion of the museum was professionally created. Thank you for pointing out the donation aspect of our museum. Yes, donations...More

Reviewed August 25, 2017

The museum has an abundance of history and artifacts about New Smyrna Beach. The museum has exceptional displays of artifacts, and the staff and volunteers are eager to answer questions.

Thank Beth S
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you for taking time to leave a review and for your kinds words. I will pass along your compliments to our volunteers. They will appreciate hearing it. We hope you can visit again.

Reviewed August 21, 2017

You can donate or it is free to enter - This place has a lot about local New Smyrna Beach residents that started back in the day . Very cultural and a lot to see .

Thank corollaclub98
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave a review. We hope you can visit again in the future.

Reviewed August 14, 2017

Great little museum. It chronologically organizes the history of New Smyrna Beach. We learned a lot about New Smyrna Beach and Volusia County. The docents are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Herb S
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you for the kind words. Our volunteers love what they do and will appreciate hearing your compliments. We hope you can visit again!

Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this stop on our trip. Would recommend it to everyone. The couple running it were lovely to talk with.

Thank N3869XJheatherb
SEVHS, Exeuctive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a museum review. We appreciate the kind words. Our volunteers truly love what they do and I ill pass along your compliments. Please feel free to visit again if you are in the area.

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Gary Y
August 3, 2016|
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Response from SEVHS | Property representative |
Hi Gary, The museum does not have a set entrance fee. Rather, we do ask for donations. Donations are not required for entrance however. We hope you are able to visit soon!
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