Distance: 21.4 miles
Driving Time: 50 minutes
What to expect: This tour will take us from Titusville’s downtown commercial district as it was rebuilt at the beginning of the twentieth century, to the elegant homes of the city’s civic leaders and prominent businessmen built along Indian River Avenue and Riverside Drive. It will then head to the northwestern suburbs of the city where Titusville’s links to the rest of the world were expanded with the advent of aviation and the increasingly industrialized harvesting of its rich citrus groves. The tour concludes with a museum and historical site that reflect on the struggle for civil rights in Brevard County and its advancement over the years.
You should figure on spending extra time exploring the shops in the historic commercial district and visiting the North Brevard Historical Museum. For those interested in hiking, the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary has extensive, well-marked trails and a visitor’s center, where you can easily spend several hours.
You should also plan some time for a visit to the museum at the Moore Center in Mims. You may want to plan a full day for this tour— or break it up into shorter segments to enjoy the wide range of historical and natural resources it covers. Restrooms and other visitor facilities are noted in the brief descriptions of the tour stops below.