This corner of the Space Coast boasts a remarkably diverse heritage and a huge variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. There’s everything from Timucuan sites and historic plantations which tell the story of America’s past, to science-focussed attractions introducing you to space travel and marine biology.
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Visit Florida’s tallest lighthouse. This 203 step, 175 ft beauty was completed in 1887 and offers stunning views over the surrounding coastline. Climb to the top for an amazing photo opportunity or explore the grounds and town of Ponce Inlet to drink in the atmosphere. The on-site museum will tell you all about this towering structure. Pop in daily between 10am-5pm.
Anderson-Price Memorial Building
Very little untouched early 20th Century architecture survives in the US, but this 1916 beauty is a rate example. Still used by the community, there’s plenty of history to glean from the building itself and exhibits inside. Don’t miss the grand ballroom!
One of only a handful of classic American theatres still functioning in Central Florida today, the Athens Theatre was built in 1921, inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture. Settle down and enjoy films, performances and concerts in this beautiful building.
“Bulow Ville” plantation
A troubling but essential part of American history, the ‘Burlow Ville’ plantation dates from 1821 and was destroyed in the Seminole Indian War. The ruins and open-air museum tell an important story.
The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art
Explore Florida through watercolour and oil paintings at this gallery, which explores the region’s history using artworks dating back in 1839.
DeBary Hall Historic Site
Originally the hunting retreat of affluent steamboat line owner Frederick DeBary, this 1871 mansion has been restored to give visitors a unique glimpse into the world of wealthy 19th Century Florida.
DeLand Naval Air Station Museum
Chocks away! Discover the world of WWII pilots at this informative museum, full of artefacts, art and relics from those high-flying days.
Mary McLeod Bethune Home & Gravesite
Visit the home and grave of civil rights leader Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. In the scenic grounds of Bethune-Cookman University, there is plenty of history to explore here.
Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum
Explore African-American history through exhibits dating back to the 1920s at this informative museum.
Halifax Historical Museum
This large museum tells the story of this region and all of its inhabitants throughout the centuries; from the indigenous Timucuan to the regions racing history – and much more besides.
Hanksters Hot Rods & Museum
A former skating rink-turned car museum, featuring restored muscle cars and classic cars, as well as vintage racers, hot rods and motorcycles.
Birthplace of Speed Park
The first automobile race (held on the neighbouring back in 1903) is commemorated at this oceanfront park.
Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science
This Cocoa Beach museum is set in 22 acres which include a natural preserve, showing off some of the best of Florida’s natural ecosystem.
Air Force Space and Missile Museum
Ready for takeoff? Blast off into a day of learning all about rocketry and spaceflight, right next door to Launch Complex 26 (where the first successful American satellite launch took place).