Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the Daytona Beach, Florida area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
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Barberville Pioneer Settlement

A Non-Profit Historical Village Museum

Area: West Volusia
1776 Lightfoot Ln, Barberville, FL, 32105
Beck Ranch Park

The 250-acre Beck Ranch site was originally a working cattle ranch in Osteen. Volusia County purchased the land through the Volusia Forever program to ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
751 S. State Road 415, Osteen, FL
Restrooms: Yes
Bill Dreggors Park and Freedom Playground

This historic site, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was dedicated and named for William J. “Bill” Dreggors, Jr. Mr. Dreggors is ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
230 North Stone Street, DeLand, FL, 32720
Restrooms: Yes
Bulow Plantation Ruins Site - State of Florida

The 150 acres of Bulow Plantation Ruins stand as a monument to the rise and fall of sugar plantations in East Florida. In 1836, the Second Seminole Wa ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
3165 Old King Road, Ormond Beach, FL, 32110
Casements, The

The Casements, named for the large hand-cut casement windows that adorn the mansion, has been beautifully restored to function as the Cultural Center ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, FL, 32176
Colby-Alderman Park

Colby-Alderman is a 146-acre nature and history park featuring paved and unpaved trails with interpretive panels, views of sandhill lakes, and links t ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Volusia
1099 Massachusetts Street, Cassadaga, FL, 32744
Restrooms: Yes
Daytona 200 Monument

The Daytona 200 Monument is a tribute to the original Daytona beach races and the origins of bike week. Enthusiasts can be a part of this monument ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL, 32118
DeBary Hall Historic Site

Visit DeBary Hall Historic Site, where you can uncover clues about the past and see a Florida frontier hunting lodge like no other. History has never ...

Area: West Volusia
198 Sunrise Blvd, Debary, FL, 32713
Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins

The Dummett Mill Ruins, which can be seen from Old Dixie Highway and the nearby Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, are the most notable sites ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
Bulow Creek State Park, Ormond Beach, FL, 32110
Dummit's Tomb

This above ground tomb, located in the middle of a residential street, commemorates one of the first settlers of New Smyrna Beach, Douglas Dummitt, wh ...

Area: Southeast Volusia
Canova Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32169
Edgewater Historical Museum

Historical museum featuring Timucuan Indian artifacts; mementos of Dr. John Hawks (founder of Hawks Park n.k.a. Edgewater); personal property of Dr. B ...

Area: Southeast Volusia
1108 S. Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater, FL
Eldora State House

In 1877, property was purchased for the creation of Eldora, a small community situated on the southern inland waterway. The exact population of early ...

Area: Southeast Volusia
N. District of Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Gamble Place

Guests to Gamble Place can step back in time to experience the same pristine environment that James N. Gamble (of Procter & Gamble) found so inviting ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
1819 Taylor Rd, Port Orange, FL
Henry A. DeLand House Museum

The Henry A. DeLand House Museum was built in 1886 by the founding father of the City, Henry Addison DeLand, a native of New York. The house and prope ...

Area: West Volusia
137 W. Michigan Avenue, Deland, FL, 32720
Holly Hill Historic Museum

Holly Hill, a community on the banks of the beautiful historic Halifax River, in the northeast of Volusia County, Florida. A community proud of our ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
1066 Ridgewood Ave, Daytona Beach, FL, 32117
Lilian Place

Tour the lovely historic Lilian Place, the oldest house on Daytona Beachside built in 1884. Read the books The Mystery of the Lost Book and Ghosts of ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
111 Silver Beach Ave, Daytona Beach, FL, 32118
Mary McLeod Bethune Home

Known as “First Lady of Negro America” Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune rose from the daughter of enslaved parents to found a great university and serve as a f ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

The sugar mill, once part of the Cruger-dePeyster Plantation, was built in the early 19th century. This 17-acre historic site contains the ruins of th ...

Free: Yes
Area: Southeast Volusia
600 Mission Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. Maintained and operated by the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, this ...

Area: Northeast Volusia
4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL, 32127
River Quest Treasure Hunts

River Quest is a series of treasure hunts stretching throughout West Volusia County that utilize rhyming and riddle-like clues along with hand-drawn m ...

Area: West Volusia
116 W. New York Avenue, Deland, FL, 32720
Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens

Enjoy these English sugar mill ruins surrounded by acres of lush botanical gardens, scenic walking paths, and a rare human sundial. You'll discover hu ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast Volusia
950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL, 32129