1175 Malabar Road, NE
Palm Bay, FL 32907
Phone: (321) 369-1234
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Arts & Museums
The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum, located on Hickory Street, was established in 1985. It is home to the exact replica of the Liberty Bell. Of great historic significance, it represents over 300 years of American history and prides itself on the nation's achievements. A great characteristic feature is that tourists can tap the bell to hear the ring of freedom. It also showcases related memorabilia and artifacts like weapons, model airplanes and warships, clothing, a gallery of U.S. Flags, local history items, and much more. It was honored the prestigious Colonel John H. Magruder III Award in 2013.
The Airport Museum offers a glimpse of American aviation history. This museum, located in the Melbourne International Airport, makes for a great visit. On display is the Naval Air Station's well-preserved collection of artifacts and memorabilia. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the Link Trainer.
The James Wadsworth Rossetter House is a simple and beautiful historic home that features a one level structure. With a balcony on the top facing the entrance and simple architecture the house looks great in it's appearance. Currently running as a museum, the house exhibits a beauty of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century homes. Tours to this home are also available.
An artistic and cultural museum complex that includes an art museum, the Harris Auditorium, the Foosaner Educational Wing, and two museum shops. Exhibitions by internationally and nationally known artists, as well as Florida artists, are displayed in the museum with the works representing a wide variety of styles, periods, and media.
The Foosaner Art Museum is an art museum with a difference, it does not believe in merely displaying art collections from the past, but also incorporates futuristic thoughts. While its permanent collection features objects that represent diverse eras and centuries, the on-going exhibitions showcase today's art and artists. Apart from that, it also encourages touring exhibitions so that visitors get a chance to know about the art beyond their city. It also conducts art classes, art festivals and other events on a regular basis. For detailed information, call ahead.
The renowned Sebastian Fishing Museum is situated in the Sebastian Inlet State Park that lies in close proximity to the Melbourne Beach in Florida. It is eminent for possessing exhibits that depict the local fishing industry and the way in which it affects the surrounding areas. It stresses on depiction of these important facets through pictures, videos and other such presentations. A special mention must be done for the replica of the vintage fishing house and dock that is formed up in the museum.
Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum displays archaeological exhibits as well as the 1715 Treasure Fleet. Started in 1992, the museum also has a special laboratory that helps in conserving underwater artifacts.
This museum preserves historical local artifacts such as maps, photos, and memorabilia and documents the history of the Sebastian area while providing information on the life of the early pioneers of the Sebastian area. The museum also features demonstrations of pioneer arts and crafts held occasionally on Saturdays during the season.
No prizes for guessing what the McLarty Treasure Museum is all about. Established in 1970, this museum has a staggering amount of treasure up on display. But it's not any other treasure, it's the one that was derived from the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet.