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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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Lots to learn about this small but important town historically

The museum is very nicely organized with interesting information on the history of NSB. The movie... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rosemary R
Nice Little Stop

Nice little place to stop. There is street parking. I advise parking, walking around the shops... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Cora D
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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120 Sams Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7039
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+1 386-478-0052
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is very nicely organized with interesting information on the history of NSB. The movie shown gives a view into the past. Well done all around.

Thank Rosemary R
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for taking time to leave a review of the museum. We sincerely appreciate your time and the kind words you left for others. We hope you are able to visit us again.

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Nice little place to stop. There is street parking. I advise parking, walking around the shops, grabbing a bite to eat and stopping in.

Thank Cora D
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great view of NSB history over time. Well done for a small museum. Found several nice items in the gift shop. Including indigo and history.

Thank Lois D
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hello and thank you for the kind words. I will be sure to pass your remarks on to our volunteers. They work hard to make sure our visitors enjoy themselves. Please feel free to visit any time. Have a great day.

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This place may be a little small but there is a ton of information packed in here! They don't allow photography bc some artifacts are copyrighted but it's a nice and very informative place to come and visit! Learned a lot and definitely worth all...More

Thank aliciafurrow
Reviewed 16 February 2017

What a great experience and so much history in this museum! Staff went out of their way to make us welcome!

Thank Pam W
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. Our volunteers love what they do and I will be sure that they hear of your very kind comments. We hope you are able to visit again. Have a great day.

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been coming to New Smyrna for years and stumbled on the museum. It's free and self guided with lots of free books on certain portions of the history of the area. Great little find!More

Thank Jillsjourneys
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you found us and hope you return again. Our admission by donation policy is very popular. The Heritage Trail guides you mention are a great resource provided by the State of Florida. Be sure to check...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

New Smyrna Beach using them on Sam's Avenue it's a great place to visit while you're on vacation here in beautiful Florida. Great for families couples even the snowbirds

Thank Cecefranek
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful staff, interesting museum. Great break from beach. Good for both families and adults. Well worth traveling inland to the quaint downtown area. Tucked away so it was a nice surprise when I unexpectedly found it while wandering Canal Street.

Thank Theresa C
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you for the kind words Theresa. I am so happy you liked our volunteers. They are our lifeblood and keep us going.

Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's always nice to know more about quaint little towns. When my family moved here, we took to embracing the local history. Surprisingly, we didn't know this gem was here for the longest time. When we finally stopped in, we found it delightful. The folks...More

Thank Triker_Dad
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This museum is very well organized and easy to follow the history of NSB from the first settlers all the way through today. The volunteers that run the museum were nice and really knew the history of the city. The displays were really well done,...More

Thank cuddlepugs
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Gary Y
what is the admission fee?
3 August 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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