The Prehistory of Volusia County - by Dana Ste. Claire
Historical Highlights of New Smyrna's Past - Foundation For The New Smyrna Museum of History
Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Stop by and visit the second tallest lighthouse in the US. and see the maritime museums.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences
Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site
Old Kings Road, north of Ormond Beach - (386) 517-2084
Carl S. Swisher Library
"New Deal" Permanent Exhibit Bethune-Cookman College, 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach - (386) 255-1401
The DeLand House
A refurbished 1880's home furnished in period pieces and artifacts relating to the history of DeLand. 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand, FL (386) 734-7029
DeLand Naval Air Station Museum
DeLand Airport, 910 Biscayne Ave., DeLand (386) 738-4149 - Memorabilia commemorating the 1942-1946 DeLand Naval Air Station are featured, including uniforms, aircraft models, guns and photos. The museum is open from Monday through Saturday.
Located within the Spruce Creek Preserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy and managed by the Museum of Arts and Sciences, it includes the hunting and fishing cottage built by James N. Gamble in 1907, his citrus-packing plant, gardens, gazebo and dock. After his grand-children fell in love with the Disney movie "Snow White," his son-in-law added the Snow White Cottage and Witch's Hut in 1938. Off Taylor Road, 2 miles west of I-95. (386) 255-0285.
Halifax Historical Society
252 South Beach St., Daytona Beach (386) 255-6976 - Artifacts tracing the history of life in Volusia County. A research library is available. The Society's walls are hand-painted murals of Florida history. Hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Historic Connor Library Museum
Colonial and pre-historic artifacts from the New Smyrna area, which is among the earliest settlements in the New World. 201 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. (386) 424-2196, leave a message.
Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. - (386) 255-1401
New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins County Historic Site
One of the sugar mills that thrived along the coast in the 1800's and only the ruins remain after an 1835 Seminole Indian raid. 600 Mission Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Info: P.O. Box 861, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170.
1958 Alice Dr., Community of Volusia - (386) 749-2280 - This museum on the St. Johns River features Indian artifacts and historical exhibits. Hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Admission is free.