Experience Art and Culture in and Near Ormond Beach

Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 3:16PM

Experience Art and Culture in and Near Ormond Beach

Historians say people have lived in the Ormond Beach area since the mid-1600s. That’s when Quakers who were headed to New England ended up in Florida and decided to stay. In fact, even before then, this area was home to Native American tribes that are still honored today.

Years later, people from all over flocked to Ormond Beach to witness race cars speeding along the coast. That paved the way for what eventually became NASCAR. Now, you can tap into the ingrained culture, and make plans to live in this dynamic community for all of part of the year. Read on to discover how you and your loved ones can experience art and culture in and near Ormond Beach.


For a relaxing and informative day out and about, there’s no better place than this region. Here’s where you’ll find the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens. You could also get a glimpse into early Florida history at the MacDonald House, and nearby winter residence of John D. Rockefeller, known as The Casements.

Not far away in Daytona Beach is the Museum of Arts and Science (MOAS) and the Brown Museum of Art. You could also make plans to visit the Halifax Historical Museum, and then swing by the Holly Hill History Museum on your way back to Ormond Beach.

Art Galleries

Ormond Beach has long been known as an arts hub of Central Florida. This is the site of the widely-popular annual event, Granada Grand Festival of the Arts. In addition, you and your loved ones can also take part in art classes, and every day appreciation of original works in and near Ormond Beach.

That includes performing arts hubs such as the Ormond Performing Arts Center and nearby Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. This is where you can witness live music, theatrical productions, symphonic performances, ballet, and much more.

Cultural Attractions

Along with The Casements and the world-famous beach, the Ormond Beach area has a wealth of other cultural attractions. Not far from downtown is the Ormond Burial Mound, where the remains of early Native American residents are buried. You could also visit James Ormond Park, which is the final resting place for the son of the town’s namesake.

Along the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail are outstanding natural areas including Tomoka State Park and Bulow Creek State Park, which is home to the famous Fairchild Oak. Other historical sites nearby include the Mary McLeod Bethune home, Lilian Place, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, and more.  

Everyday Enjoyment

These are just some of the many attractions you can visit and cultural excursions you can experience when you live in Ormond Beach for all or part of the year. Plus, it’s easy to be close to the action, but far enough away to find your center among Central Florida nature.

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