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.
Green Gables is a historic site located on 1.3 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.
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.
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.
Please join us for a very fun fundraiser. On September 21st, you are invited to a Murder Mystery 1920's Mafia Wedding from 6pm - 9pm. During the course of your Italian dinner, a member of the wedding party will be "done in". Can you guess "who dunnit"? While proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to the save Green Gables fund, the mystery dinner show will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Community Room. 3050 N Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903. For added fun, feel free to dress in a 1920's fashion. Dinner, desert, and beverage are included.
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.
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.
Green Gables is a historical home located on the Riverfront available to serve the greater Melbourne area for:
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.
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
1501 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32902
We are now open every Saturday from 10am until 2pm.