Stroll through historic Titusville
Start your sightseeing in Downtown Titusville by visiting the North Brevard Historical Museum located on the corner of Main Street and U.S. 1.
The museum offers guided tours and there is no charge for admission. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Call 321-269-3658 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org for times of guided tours.
Leaving the museum, go east on Main Street and visit, at no charge, both the U.S. Space Museum and Walk of Fame and the Veterans Memorial of Titusville.
At the Space Museum, they have interactive areas for youngsters, original launch consoles, a great gift shop and one-of-a-kind collectibles. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is located at 4 Main St. For information, call 321-264-0434.
Now, go back to the corner of U.S. 1 and Main Street. Walk slowly south on U.S. 1 and start this portion of the walking tour by observing 36 interesting historic buildings. All the buildings on both sides of the street were built in either the early 20th century or the late 19th century. The story of historic Titusville is told on descriptive panels located along the public walkways on this stroll.
Don’t miss visiting the historic Pritchard House. This beautiful home was built in 1891 and is now completely restored. The Pritchard House is located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Pine Street. Tours of the house are available by reservation. Call 321-607-0203. There is a modest fee for the guided tour.
The Pritchard House is located at 424 South Washington Ave. in Titusville. For information, go to thepritchardhouse.com.
Adjacent to the Pritchard House, visit the new Titusville Welcome Center. The Welcome Center is a timely place to obtain information on a walking tour of the downtown historic area. If you are so inclined and want some exercise, the center has bicycles for rent.
The old and tired Miracle Mall on U.S. 1 was torn down. In its place is the new and attractive modern mall called Titus Landing. I drove through this shopping complex and it has a professional design with pastel-colored buildings housing shops and restaurants. An anchor store is the popular Hobby Lobby facing U.S.1.
Titusville recently was designated a Florida Trail Town. A Florida Trial Town is a community that is close to long-distance, non-motorized recreational trails and welcomes hikers, bicyclists, skaters and joggers, with restaurants, shops and lodging.
Titusville has three exciting multi-use trails in the area. Readers can learn more about these trails by going to titusville.com/blazingtrails and https://titusville.org/our-community-2.