Daytona Beach Landmarks and Monuments
(Daytona Beach, Florida - FL, USA)
The city of Daytona was officially established in 1876, while later in 1926 it became Daytona Beach on merging with Seabreeze. Since then Daytona Beach's most significant historical events have been motor sport related and consequently Daytona Beach does not have an abundance of historical landmarks, monuments or memorials.
The beach itself has been the scene of stock car racing since 1936 and in this sense it can be considered a landmark.
Howard Thurman Home
Address: 614 Whitehall Street, Daytona Beach, Florida FL, USA
Tel: +1 386 258 7514
This building is the former childhood residence of Dr. Howard Thurman, who is credited with being the mentor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The house was built in 1899 and was Thurman's place of birth in 1900.
Open hours: not open to the public
Admission: not open to the public
Daytona International Speedway
Address: 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida FL, 32120, USA
Tel: +1 386 253 RACE
Host to the Daytona 500, one of the biggest racing events of the year, the Daytona International Speedway is one of the city's biggest landmarks alongside Daytona USA, which sits adjacent. The 480-acre / 194-hectare complex holds major racing events throughout the year and is known in the racing world as among the most prestigious places to race in the world.
Open hours: hours vary
Mary McLeod Bethune Home and Gravesite
Address: 640 Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida FL, USA
Tel: +1 386 255 1401
The Mary McLeod Bethune Home and Gravesite is the former home of one of the city's most prominent civil rights leaders. The house is well preserved and much of its interior is as it was when Mary was resident there.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 16:00
Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts
Address: 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville, Florida FL, 32105, USA
Tel: +1 386 749 2959
Containing numerous well-preserved examples of early 20th-century architecture, including a log cabin, spread across 25 acres / 10 hectares of land, the settlement offers visitors a unique cultural and educational experience and an insight into early pioneer life.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 16:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 14:00
Sugar Mill Ruins
Address: 1050 Old Mission Road, New Smyrna Beach, Florida FL, 32168-8636, USA
Tel: +1 386 427 2284
Within easy driving distance of Daytona Beach, this historic landmark consists of the ruins of a once functioning sugar mill dating from the early 1800s up until its destruction during the war between the Seminole Indians and the United States. The 17-acre / 7-hectare site now contains a range of nature trails and camping areas.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Address: 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, Florida FL, USA
Tel: +1 386 676 3216
Located just outside of Daytona at Ormond Beach, the Casements is the former winter residence of infamous tycoon John D. Rockefeller. The house contains a variety of exhibits related to the colorful character's life.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 14:30, Saturday - 10:00 to 11:30