Plan a Visit
Located in New Smyrna Beach’s historic Canal Street district, the New Smyrna Museum of History is just around the corner from unique restaurants and shops. Mysterious Old Fort Park is only half a block away, while a short walk takes you to breezy Riverside Park on the Indian River.
Visit us after a sumptuous breakfast or before a gourmet lunch. When you’ve had enough sun and surf at our amazing beach, come here for a cool and engaging trip through our fascinating history. Set your own pace as you explore the museum. Many visitors take one to two hours to view displays, while others cruise through in a half hour. Parking is plentiful and free!
NSB History Mystery Boat Tour
Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Take a cruise through history as guides from New Smyrna Museum of History introduce you to the city’s colorful, interesting past from the comfort of MDC’s 40 passenger boat, “Discovery”.
Learn how New Smyrna got its name | View the mysterious Old Fort Ruins and Bad Luck Hill | See where famous Union ship commanders met their deaths in an ambush during the Civil War | Find out where Al Capone smuggled bootleg into the city—or did he? | Discover Coronado Beach | Learn how Massacre Bluff got its name | View historic Ponce Inlet where long ago sailors risked death entering the ever-changing waters to get to New Smyrna.
Seniors (62+) & Students $26
* 2 adults (parents) and 2 children (under 12); additional children $10 each
** Under 12
To register for this cruise you must call Marine Discovery Center at 386.428.4828.
Space is limited to 40 passengers.
Historic Walking Tours
Wednesdays, Friday & Saturday| 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
From January 17th – April 21st weather permitting
Wednesday – Tour the historic Canal Street business district. Find out about the railroad, old movie theaters, architecture, and more.
Friday – Tour the beautiful Riverside Drive area and learn about historic homes, the old wharf, and other aspects that make New Smyrna Beach such a unique town.
Saturday – Meet at the Riverview Hotel lobby 103 Flagler Avenue, just over the north bridge. Learn how Coronado Beach came to be a park of New Smyrna Beach, why is there a gravesite in the middle of a road, just what does watch and warn mean, and more.
For reservations, or more information, call the New Smyrna Museum of History (386) 478-0052
Admission $10 per tour or 3 tours $25
Walk ins welcome!
School Field Trips
Bus tours, class reunions, conventions, and other large groups are always welcome, but be sure to call ahead (386) 478-0052 so we can have guides and docents ready to give you the best experience possible.