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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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Terrific museum

As we arrived at the museum, we were warmly welcomed and given a brief introduction to local... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
ejvoll
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
It was ok

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

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Moff T
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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 3 January 2018

As we arrived at the museum, we were warmly welcomed and given a brief introduction to local history. The displays were nicely laid out and brimming with interesting information. I'd highly recommend this museum to anyone who'd like to learn about the grit and determination...More

Thank ejvoll
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for the kind comments about our museum and volunteers. They love what they do and make this a special place. The origins of New Smyrna Beach are tough as you point out and those intrepid individuals lived a difficult life. We are happy...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017

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

Thank Moff T
Reviewed 3 December 2017

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.More

Thank Flamingo Star F
SEVHS, Executive Director at New Smyrna Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we appreciate the kind words. It is true that early life in Florida was not easy. Heat, insects, snakes, hard laboring, and more made for a harsh life. It makes us appreciate where we...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

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

Thank you for your review and kind words. We enjoy meeting visitors of all types; as you mention locals to new comers to vacationers. Every town has a story and we are happy to share a bit of our town with anybody who is interested....More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 11 September 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 30 August 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 1 September 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 26 August 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 28 August 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 21 August 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 23 August 2017

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

Reviewed 14 August 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 15 August 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!

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Gary Y
4 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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