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About Us
You may have seen us on The Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum,” but The Halifax Historical Society was founded in 1949 to gather, preserve, and present the history of the Halifax River area to educate the public. Since 1986, our home has been the former Merchant's Bank Building (circa 1910, located in the heart of Daytona Beach's historic district, a destination in itself. The museum's permanent exhibits showcase the history of the greater Daytona Beach area, from Ormond Beach through Ponce Inlet and Port Orange (known as the Halifax Area, after our river), the museum’s timeline begins with artifacts dating from 2,500 to 5,000 B.C.E.

Anticipate spending at least one and a half hours with us. You will be so glad you did!
Parking is available in front of our building and behind our building in the Palmetto Avenue Parking lot.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of this corporation shall be to obtain, preserve, exhibit, stimulate interest in, and educate the public regarding the history of that part of Volusia County known as Halifax Country, and engage in all lawful purposes permitted under the laws of the State of Florida for non-profit corporations. This mission is in the Halifax Historical Society, Inc. Articles of Incorporation. 

Josie Rogers (second to the left) and Iantha Bond Hebel (fourth to the right) at the Rec Center on Orange Avenue, celebrating the incorporation of the Halifax Historical Society.