950 US 1
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 569-0900
Fax: (772) 569-5502
Arts & Museums
The Indian River Citrus Museum traces back the origin of citrus cultivation and its commercial utilization along the east coast of Florida. The museum is located in the historic downtown of the city and showcases various pictorial presentations, artifacts and memorabilia, some of which were donated by treasure hunter Mel Fisher. A perfect way to tour this place is with the help of the guide available at the museum. Call for more information.
Featuring national and international level art exhibitions and cultural events, the Vero Beach Museum of Art is a paradise for art lovers. Lectures, concerts and seminars add to the buzz. It is one of the largest art facilities in the state and boasts five art galleries, a library, a sculpture garden and classrooms.
The National Navy-UDT Seal Museum is a tribute to the might national navy SEAL. The museum is dedicated to showcase the life, equipment and heart of a navy SEAL. There are stories, artifacts and other memories of the navy through the Gulf War, the Second World War until today, displayed here at the museum. Tools needed by the navy personnel, weapons and other items are all displayed here to give visitors a glimpse into that life. Details of war missions that took place in the sea, on land and in the air are also told at the museum. Also on display are medals, armored vehicles and more. Check website for more details.
In operation since 1968, the St. Lucie County Regional History Center is a local history museum located in Fort Pierce, Florida. The museum is run by volunteers from the St. Lucie Historical Society and documents the history of the local community through various antiques, displays, exhibits and artifacts.
The A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum is home to one of the largest painting collection by renowned local artist of the same name. This museum is open five days a week from October through mid June. This facility was first established in 1960 and is now featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum displays archaeological exhibits as well as the 1715 Treasure Fleet. Started in 1992, the museum also has a special laboratory that helps in conserving underwater artifacts.
No prizes for guessing what the McLarty Treasure Museum is all about. Established in 1970, this museum has a staggering amount of treasure up on display. But it's not any other treasure, it's the one that was derived from the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet.
The renowned Sebastian Fishing Museum is situated in the Sebastian Inlet State Park that lies in close proximity to the Melbourne Beach in Florida. It is eminent for possessing exhibits that depict the local fishing industry and the way in which it affects the surrounding areas. It stresses on depiction of these important facets through pictures, videos and other such presentations. A special mention must be done for the replica of the vintage fishing house and dock that is formed up in the museum.