Eldora State House

Eldora State House-1The Eldora State House a historic home listed on the National Register of Historic Places located in the Canaveral National Seashore. Between 1877 and 1900, Eldora originally called Fairview had a population of 100 people. The town had a post office and a small school. After the citrus freeze in the late 19th century, people left and later it became a winter retreat. 

The people of Eldora raised corn, potatoes and arrowroot. Fishing and hunting was abundant. Two sisters Ellen and Dora Pitzer had citrus and honey crops. Bounty of the Islands, Life on the River and A Heritage of Valor are some of the depictions of family life displayed on storyboards as well as photographs displayed throughout the house.

Park your car and walk the 2-lane dirt road to the house. Friends of Canaveral renovated the house in the late 1980s. Sit in the rocking chair and enjoy the view of the Indian River. Call the Visitor Center for hours of operation.


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