Opening Hours
Tue - Sat: 10am - 4pm

Adults $8 | Ages (11-17) $5

Kids (10 & Under) FREE

Join us for Heritage Day 2023
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 | Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: 120 Sams Avenue & Emory Bennett Park | Cost for Museum Entrance: FREE

Museum Open House • Guided Museum Tours • Historic Displays & Presentations • Kids Interactive Elements • Guided Bus Tours to Local Historic Sites • Taste of History Heritage Food Samples • Artwork and Retail Item Raffles

Thank you to our Event Sponsors

Scheduled Events

Historic Sites Bus Tour – 45 minutes

$15 per seat on a first-come first-serve basis.

Tour departure times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. Tours depart from and return to the south side of Emory Bennett Park.

Tour route: 1) Canal Street Canal; 2) Stone Wharf Site; 3) Yacht Club Island; 4) Gabordy Canal; 5) Sugar Mill Ruins; 6) Turnbull Canal/West Canal; 7) Black Heritage Museum and Shotgun House

In the Museum

Free 20 minute guided tours of the Turnbull Settlement Exhibit.

Tour times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Learn about the beginning of New Smyrna Beach when “Smyrnea”, the largest British settlement attempt in North America was formed in 1768.

Let’s Get Ready to Raffle

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. No need to be present to win. Drawing will be held at 3 pm.

Two Sport Fishing Prize Packs Featuring: One Pair of Fin-Nor Circle Hook Sport fishing glasses $179, ball cap and koozie from Reel Pleasures sport fishing apparel and accessories $25.
Total value $204.

Art piece from Ring Gallery: “Rise and Shine” sunrise photo of Islamorada Florida, on stretched canvas. Item value $225.

Tree of Good Eats: Over 10 Chances to win when you buy a ticket to win an envelope containing at least $100 in local area restaurant gift cards. Visit the raffle table for a list of participating restaurants.

Jimmy Lane Live Paint: Stop by and visit with our resident artist and surfing legend Jimmy Lane as he works on an art piece that you can buy a ticket for a chance to win!

Free Presentations

10:30 am – John Mann
Join John Mann, lead docent for the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse as he shares “Florida’s Lighthouses and Lightships”.

11:30 am – Charlie Cracker
Join Charlie Cracker as he shares “Turpentine and Moonshine: A journey through the history of distillation dating from the Paleolithic period until today.”

12:30 pm – Andrew “Morris” Foster
Join Morris Foster for a living history presentation about Capt. Charles Coe, founder of Glencoe Florida and publisher of the Florida Star newspaper.

1:30 pm – Ryan Brennan
Join Ryan Brennan for “Hiking Through History” as he shares his recent experience retracing the steps of New Smyrna’s Minorcan community as they escaped to St. Augustine.

2:30 pm – Greg Holbrook
Join Museum Director Greg Holbrook as he presents, “Jane Murray Sheldon, Hardship/Pain/ Perseverance, A Pioneer Family Legacy.”



Historic Bus Tour sponsored by Buddy Davenport State Farm
Turnbull Settlement Exhibit (inside museum)


The Minorcan Experience
The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
National Park Service
Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum
Charlie Cracker, History of Distilling
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary
New Smyrna Fire Department
NSB Museum History Display
Southeast Volusia County Veterans History
Volusia County Mosquito Control

Kids Area

Arts and Crafts
Feed the Shark
Stick Horse Races


Taste of History Heritage Food Samples

sponsored by Laubster’s Catering and Abundant Health Float & Day Spa

Sponsor Booths

Buddy Davenport State Farm
Jimmy Lane Surf Academy
Mullinax Ford
New Visions Painting
Reel Pleasures
Robert Alonzo – Ed Jones Investments

Our Sponsors

Platinum Level

Buddy Davenport State Farm
Robert Alonzo, Edward Jones
New Smyrna Beach Utilities
New Visions Painting

Silver Level

Abundant Health, Float and Day Spa
Indigo Dental of Daytona Beach
Mark Rakowski, Realtor, The Keyes Company
Mullinax Ford
Peterson Law Group, PLLC
Wright & Casey, P.A., Surf Coast Law

Bronze Level

Hickson Construction
Laura Schultz

“Tree of Good Eats” Donors

Avanu on Flagler
Baci Pizzeria & Ristorante
City Market Bistro
Blackbeards’ Boston’s Fish House
Cafe Del Soul
Clancy’s Cantina/Café Verde
Ciao Bella
Cork Screw Bar & Grille
Courtyard Grill
D’Amore’s Restaurante
Flagler Tavern
The Garlic
General Public House
The Grille at Riverview
JB’s Fish Camp
Jimmy Hula’s
Lost Lagoon McKenna’s Place
Norwood’s Restaurant
Off the Hook
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille
Panhead’s Pizzeria
Prima Pizza Cucina
The Spot
Stavros Pizza Place
Tayton O’Brians

Our Sponsors

Become a Member of the Museum Today!

If you sign up during today’s event, individual, family and business memberships are Buy One Give One FREE. Come find your place in history and bring a friend All Members Receive
Free admission to:
► In-Museum programs
► Members only pricing to Museum special events & activities
► Ten percent discount in the Museum Store
► Special invites to museum member events
► Monthly Newsletter
120 Sams Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Tel: (386) 478-0052