In an abundance of caution to protect our employees, volunteers, and patrons, the Florida Historical Society is closing to the public from Saturday, March 14, through Saturday, April 4, 2020, the Library of Florida History, The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, and the Rossetter House Museum and Gardens.

All FHS Administrative and Business offices will remain open and operational during this period.

The Florida Historical Society Caribbean Conference Cruise, scheduled for May 16-23; the Zora in Brevard event on March 28, and the Easter Egg Hunt on April 11 at the Rossetter House Museum and Gardens have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Directions and Contacts

How to find us... 

Map of 1320 Highland Ave
Melbourne, FL 32935-7005, US

From I-95

  • Take exit -183. Go east toward Melbourne on SR-518/Eau Gallie Blvd.

  • Follow SR –518/Eau Gallie Blvd. (Montreal Ave) 5.1 miles. Turn right onto Highland Ave.

From US-1

  • Follow US-1 to SR-518/Eau Gallie Blvd

  • Turn East and go 0.3 miles and turn right onto Highland Ave


Parking is available immediately to the north on Hector Street and on the corner of Highland Ave and Old Oak St. Please begin your visit at the Roesch House (Museum Office/ Ella's Closet Gift Shop)

The museum is open Wednesday-Saturday from 11am-4pm.


Site Manager
Historic Rossetter House Museum
1320 Highland Avenue
Melbourne, FL. 32935
Benjamin D. Brotemarkle, Executive Director
Florida Historical Society
The Rossetter House Foundation, Inc
435 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922
321-690-1971 x201