Halifax Historical Museum

Located on South Beach Street in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Halifax Historical Museum presents the history of the greater Daytona Beach area known as Halifax Country. Housed in the former 1910 Merchants Bank building, the two-story interior walls are filled with hand-painted murals depicting area scenes, and highlighted by Beaux Arts styling of stained glass windows and lighting. The building itself is a destination! Don’t miss out on this piece of Daytona Beach’s history.

 

The Halifax Historical Museum has artifacts dating from 5,000 B.C.E. With artifacts from the local Americans—the Timucuans—along with the Spanish and British colonial eras, early pioneer families, World War I & II, and vintage toys and clothing for children in Grandma’s Attic, there is something for everyone. Also for your convenience, there is a 20-minute movie shown continuously throughout the day that covers over 130,000 years of local history! Not to mention, the Museum offers a research facility with old city directories and documents as well as an extensive photographic and postcard collection.

 

The Halifax Historical Society was founded in 1949 with the mission of the Society being to gather, preserve, educate and present the history of the Halifax River area to the public. The Halifax Historical Museum has been housed in the 105-year-old former Merchant’s Bank Building since 1986. Visitors frequently comment how this museum and its impressive collections are one of the best-kept secrets of the North Central Florida area.

 

Museum hours are 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Tuesdays through Friday and Saturdays open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission prices are set at $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. On Thursdays, Admission is by donation and on Saturdays, admission for adults is $5 with children 12 and under being free. The museum is wheelchair accessible. There is ample parking in the Palmetto Avenue Parking lot.

 

For more information, call 386.255.6976.

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