The Florida Historical Society, established 1856, is dedicated to preserving Florida's past.

Until further notice, the public facilities operated by the Florida Historical Society are accessible by appointment only, and face coverings are required for entry.

  • To schedule an appointment to access the Library of Florida History, please email archivist @, or call 321-690-1971 ext. 211.
  • To schedule a small group tour of the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, please email holly.baker @, or call 321-632-1830.
  • To schedule a small group tour of the Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens, please email site-manager @, or call 321-254-9855.
  • We look forward to seeing you!


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