From the days when cowboys roamed the countryside to their modern-day counterparts exploring space, Florida’s history is full of unique stories and memorable figures. Learn more about the state—and Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches—with a visit to one of our local museums.
Peek inside the past with a visit to the Florida Agricultural Museum in Palm Coast. Set on over 400 acres of pristine land, the museum gives visitors a glimpse of Florida’s rural roots. Take a guided tour of the five restored buildings, including a 1930s Depression-Era citrus business, a dairy barn, an 1830s pioneer homestead, and a dry goods store. The museum also features a permanent exhibit, highlighting the crucial role of black cowboys in Florida’s history. Heritage livestock, like Florida Cracker cattle, horses, and sheep call the property home. Add on to your experience with a trail ride through wooded trails and around a serene lake. The museum’s horses are gentle and well-trained, making the ride suitable for children as young as eight. Open Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For pricing and additional information, click here.
At the Flagler Beach Historical Museum, visitors can learn about the town’s unique past via a variety of one-of-a-kind displays and treasured artifacts. Browse prehistoric bones, Native American stone tools, surfing memorabilia, and vintage photos during your visit to this museum. The staff is incredibly well versed in both Flagler Beach and Flagler County history and will happily share local stories with visitors. Once you’ve toured the museum, head out on the self-guided walking tour around Flagler Beach to see local landmarks, like the pier and historic homes. The museum is open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
Historical Sites in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches
Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is home to numerous historical sites. Discover the rich history with visits to Princess Place Preserve, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Mala Compra Plantation Archeological Site, and Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park.