Visit us on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm for tours and open house

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Together we can SAVE Green Gables for future generations

while preserving an historic riverfront "green space" from commercial development.

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A Living Nativity

Please join us on December 21st, 2019 on the grounds of Green Gables where the story of the Nativity will come to life. In the afternoon from 3:00 - 5:00 pm children and families will be able to enjoy entertainment, meet Santa and get their pictures taken with him, enjoy cookies and cocoa, enter a raffle drawing, see the world's largest ice cream truck, and tour Green Gables. Beginning at 5 o'clock, the story of the Nativity will unfold with live animals, actors, music and song. This special event is sponsored by Holy Name of Jesus School, Viera Woman's Club Singers and Bell Ringers, and GFWC Melbourne Woman's Club.  Admission is free, however all donations for cocoa, cookies and pictures with Santa will go directly to save and restore Green Gables.  Bring canned goods for the sharing center for a free raffle ticket!  Chairs are limited so best to bring your own.

Green Gables is located at 1501 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne. (Free parking available next door at Reflections on the River)

Service opportunities are available - Contact Mrs. Ambrose – mambrose@hnj.org or text 321-794-8901

Why Now?

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Why is saving Green Gables so Important?

The acquisition and restoration of Green Gables is not just about preserving an old house from the wrecking ball. It is so much more than that. Green Gables is the historic home of the Wells family, one of the generous benefactors who played a key role in the development of the early Melbourne community. Their vision and their generosity gifted us with the first auditorium, the first library, the first high school, and Wells Park, all of  which have been enjoyed by so many for several generations. 

Riverfront Access

Green Gables is a historic site located on 1.15 acres of prime riverfront green space. Through the dedication of many volunteers, the grounds and home have already been enjoyed by thousands of visitors. Students have begun field trips to experience a hands-on living history education program. In just a few years, Green Gables has become a vibrant hub of activity for our community.

At Risk of Losing It All

There is no second chance or backup property.  This is the one and only opportunity to preserve this historic site for our community. The Wells family legacy has one final opportunity to provide us with a lasting treasure that will continue to be a thriving center, a living educational experience, and a vibrant green space for generations to enjoy. If we don't seize the opportunity now, the house will be demolished and the property purchased by just one more commercial developer. 

Will You Please Help?

Our staff is currently seeking all available grants to help purchase and restore Green Gables, but it will also take the generosity of our residents, benefactors, and caring individuals. Please consider donating now.

OUR VISION

Living History Education Program and Education Center

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Students can come to Green Gables and directly experience what life was like growing up in Melbourne in the late 1800's.  They will have the experience of making soap, & ice cream while learning about the history of Melbourne and several founding families while playing actual games on the grounds that were common at the time.

Green Gables Trolley

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Visitors can hop on and off the Green Gables Trolley and travel to all of the local historic sites as well as the downtown district of Melbourne. Future routes will include a direct link from downtown Melbourne to the Eau Gallie Arts District. 

Community Events

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Green Gables is a historical home located on the Riverfront available to serve the greater Melbourne area for:

  • Outside Events
  • Inside Meetings
  • Classes
  • Themed Parties
  • Shows
  • Educational tours



Time Is Running Out - The deadline to acquire is quickly approaching

Help Us Save Green Gables

Your support and contributions will enable future generations to enjoy this historic treasure. Your generous donation will fund our mission. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

For More Information or Volunteer Opportunities - drop us a line.

Better yet, see us in person!

Contact Us Directly:

Marion Ambrose 321-794-8901 or 

Sue Fallon 321-536-6357

or mail to  

Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc.

P.O. Box 1086

Melbourne, FL 32902

Green Gables is available for tours, & public/private events.

1501 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32902

Hours

We are now open every Saturday from 10am until 2pm.

Volunteer Release Form

Volunteer Release Form (pdf)

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Non-Profit Credentials

Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc., is a tax-exempt organization (Tax ID#27-4206685) duly qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Solicitation of Contributions Act Registration