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December 12th- Renaissance Fair! A preview of the HUGE Brevard County Renaissance Fair presented at Green Gables for the day!
The Inaugural Holiday Tour of Historic Homes, presented by Museums of Brevard, takes visitors inside amazing historic homes in Brevard County .This year's theme will be “ Deck the Halls”. This unique tour gives participants the opportunity to see these beautiful homes dating from the 1800s decorated with wreaths, garlands, specialty trees and more. Rich with the charm and grandeur of the holiday season, this magical tour will truly fill you with the Christmas Spirit.
Jan 23, 2021 – Pet adoption event. 10-1pm Come visit the animals and maybe give one a forever home!
Feb 13, 2021- Galentine’s Celebration- Ladies Night Out! 6pm at Green Gables! Past favorite!
March 14th – Irish Sunday in the Park- Irish music and dancing, coffee and soda bread, bring your picnic basket and dancing shoes!
March 27th- Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt! More details to come!
April – Sunday in the Park – Earth Day and Flower Festival - More Details to come!
Historic Rossetter House Museum and Garden
The Rossetter home began as a 1859 Houston slave cabin, the three 1880’s Roesch additions and finally the Rossetter 1908 Aspinwall addition. It showcases the lovely Rossetter antiques and memorabilia. Historical tours include an informative history of Old Eau Gallie and the three families that made substantial contribution to both this historic home and the community. Also included are the Houston Memorial Cemetery and the family garage housing Ella’s 1931 Model A Ford. Located at 1320 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935, tours are Wed - Sat and are by appointment only: 10am, Noon and 2pm. Please call 321-254-9855
Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village
In 1896 Green Gables was built on a bluff on the Indian River by Wm and Nora Wells, who built the first auditorium, first high school and first library in Melbourne. This Queen Anne style house was the first with an indoor tub and toilet. The house is now a living history museum and community center, holding monthly events, presenting an education program for students, and is a venue for weddings and parties. The 124 year old structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places . Christmas Tour offered : Dec 18 - 20th from 9am - 2pm (Renaissance Fair event on Dec.12th). For info: 321-794-8901 or go to www.greengables.org Complimentary Cookies and spiced cider will be served after each tour. Located at 1501 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne FL 32901 (on US1 just south of Hibiscus Blvd)
Field Manor Historic Homestead and Grove
Built in 1880, Field Manor Historic Homestead and Grove is the oldest home built on Merritt Island ( the family arrived from Macon, GA in 1868.) This pioneer family created the town of Indianola. The early crops grown by JR Field and his family included sugar cane, pumpkins, and pineapples, and then they quickly focused on Indian River citrus. Its agricultural projects continue today with figs, mangos, pomegranates, pineapples, and honeybees. Located at 750 Field Manor Drive , Merritt Island, our Victorian Christmas tour will take place Thur, Dec 10th - Sat, Dec 12th and Thur, Dec 17th - Sat, Dec. 19th, from 10am - 2pm. Please call ahead: 321.848.0365. Chilled spiced apple cider will be served to participants.
Sams House at Pine Island
The 1875 John H Sams Cabin is considered to be the oldest standing home in Brevard County, FL. Originally in Eau Gallie the family deconstructed and floated it up the Indian River Lagoon and reassembled it in Merritt Island in 1878. The 600 sq. ft. cabin housed 4 adults and 6 children. The adjacent Florida vernacular style home was then built in 1888 to accommodate the growing family and 8 children, some of whom were grown at the time this house was built. The Environmental Endangered Lands Program bought the property in 1996. Tour the 1888 parlor and check out our hiking trails as we celebrate this holiday season. The Pine Island Preservation Society will be offering citrus juices and cookies. Christmas Tour dates are Sat, Dec 5th and Dec 12th, 10am - 2pm. Located on the Pine Island Conservation Area at 6195 N Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL 32953. Phone: 321-449-4720
Historic Pritchard House
The Pritchard House is a fine example of “Queen Anne” style architecture built in 1891. It has been restored retaining original architectural elements and furnished with period furniture and amenities, collections of vintage clothing and accessories, china, glassware, silverware, linens, toys and books. It is on the National Register and open to the public as a living house museum, afternoon teas, exhibits &events .Available for rental. The house is decorated throughout and includes a tree adorned with vintage ornaments, antique toys under it and stockings hung by the fireplace. Complimentary holiday cookies and beverage will be served after each tour. 424 S. Washington Ave. (US1), Titusville, FL 32796 P.O. Box 653, Titusville, FL 32781 Christmas Tours available daily, 10am - 4pm by appointment (321) 607-0203 For additional information: www.pritchardhouse.com
LAWNDALE is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Rockledge Drive National Register District, one of three National Register Districts in the neighborhood. In its lovely location on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon, Lawndale is a living history educational site, restored and furnished as a family home of 1895. Christmas tour hours: Dec 11 & 12th, 10am to 3pm and Dec 13th from noon to 3pm 1219 Rockledge Drive, Rockledge, 1 ½ miles south of Cocoa Village. Near-by, the 1927 Municipal Building at 11 Orange Ave and 1917 Old St Mary’s church at 56 Barton Ave will be open for tours( same days and hours). Maps of the 3 Rockledge Historic Districts will be available for those wishing to walk or drive through. For information call 321-632-5650.
All of the Historic Homes are CDC Compliant and practice Covid 19 precautions.
Travel back in time to the Christmases of yesterday at the Museums of Brevard’s “Inaugural Holiday Tour of Historic Homes” With unique architecture and gorgeous seasonal decorations, these tours should be on your list of things to do this holiday season!
Every Saturday from 10am - 2pm, we invite you to take a tour of historic Green Gables. Stay and enjoy the grounds for a picnic or scenic view. Free to the public. Donations are welcomed and appreciated. Call for a scheduled tour on other days
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Visit with Santa in the family parlor. Get your picture taken. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. Meet Mrs. Santa, Write a letter to Santa & recei...
Sweet treats and an old fashioned outdoor tree lighting at Green Gables!
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A preview of the HUGE Brevard County Renaissance Fair. Lots of fun activities, demonstrations, and food. Admission $10 Adults & $7 Children...
Presented by Museums of Brevard, takes visitors inside amazing historic homes in Brevard County. This year's theme will be “ Deck the Halls”...
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