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“Nice little Museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of New Smyrna Museum of History

New Smyrna Museum of History
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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183 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice little Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

History of New Smyrna and the area, amazed how old the town is. Nice artifacts and exhibits. Need to see what they have upstairs that seems to be an ever changing portion of the museum. They also have a little gift shop, mostly books about Florida a couple books from local authors.

Visited July 2013
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Falls Church, VA
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

The historical timeline was very well done. The photos are fascinating. We found a photo of our B&B. A very helpful staff. There are scheduled walking tours of the town and Flagler Ave., which are excellent.

Visited March 2014
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I love museums”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was glad to find a local museum having lived in a suburb in Virginia, right outside of DC. This is no Smithsonian and that's good. You can get personal attention from the knowledgeable staff. You can read every word without interruption from big crowds. We parked really close and left with a deeper appreciation for New Smyrna Beach.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank LaRonda0
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Oshawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Local Museum I can recall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

This Local Museum, run by volunteers, is amazing in its building, and historical displays and local historians. the videos telling of various aspects and times of New Smyrna are interesting and put the many displays into a clear picture of life and history of the area. Well worth the trip there.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Mary G
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“NSB Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Just came back from a visit of the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History. It is not an excellent museum; it is an outstanding museum. So many old photos and artifacts; two great videos; and outstanding docents! A well told time line from the founding of NSB to the present time. There are many free brochures - not just small ones, but ones that are really booklets, glossy paper and pictures and all. Well worth the visit and definitely calls for a return trip or two. Best of all is the cost - FREE! However, donations are gladly welcome and are well worth it.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank John S
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