MacDonald House Welcome Center and Museum

Welcome center 430MacDonald House Welcome Center and Museum located at 38 East Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach. The Queen Anne-style house built in the latter part of the 19th century is a Historic Landmark.

A 15-minute film of Ormond Beach presents a thorough account of the early settlers. Sketches of the early Timucua Indians in Florida made by Jacques le Moyne de Morgues. They made tools, pottery and miscellaneous ornaments. War and disease wiped out the early people in the 1700s. Posters chronicle the life of The First Spanish Period, English Period and The Expansion Period after the civil war.

Portraits of family life along the walls of the Welcome Center depicted. The First House built in 1869 by Brothers John Andrew and Charles Bostrom from Sweden the first settlers in Ormond Beach. Photographs of sightseeing on the Tomoka River, beach vehicles in the early 1900s and the original auto racers. John Anderson an early pioneer came to Ormond Beach then known as New Britain in 1876. He built The Ormond Hotel in the later part of the 19th century and two years later sold the hotel to Henry M. Flagler. The welcome center offers a historical bus tour. Check the website for details.

 

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