Introduction to Titusville, Florida
Titusville, Florida, in Brevard county, is 34 miles SE of Deltona, Florida (center to center) and 110 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is situated in the Central Atlantic Coast of Florida along the Indian River Lagoon. It's known as "Space City, USA." The municipality is located a few miles away from the renowned Kennedy Space Center. Titusville is located near prominent wildlife areas.
The region was originally inhabited by the Ais Indians. By 1760 the Indians had vanished, primarily due to slave raids, disease and rum. The Florida region was acquired in 1821 from Spain, however the Seminole Wars prevented the establishment of settlements. Colonel Henry T. Titus arrived in 1867 with a plan to create a town on acreage his wife owned. He constructed a large hotel and donated land for the construction of churches and a courthouse.
The Atlantic Coast, St. Johns & Indian River Railroad came to the city in 1885 which brought tourism and helped Titusville become a prominent agricultural area and shipping location for pineapple and citrus. During the 1950s the Kennedy Space Center was established which created substantial growth in the population, the economy and tourism.
- Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex is a popular tourist destination.
- American Police Hall of Fame & Museum.
- U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum pays tribute to Americas's astronaut and the members of the space exploration team.
- North Brevard Historical Society Museum.
- Valiant Air Command Warbirds Museum features aircraft from World War I and modern aircraft from Desert Storm.
- U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame includes the largest collection of astronaut memorabilia in the world.
- The Titusville Marina provides opportunities for visitors to see manatee and other types of marine life.
- Veterans Memorial of Titusville.
- Titusville Playhouse.
- Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts.
- Titusville Art League.
- Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival.
- Warbird Air Show.
- Challenger Memorial.
- Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.
Titusville Historic Sites
- Windover Archaeological Site is an Early Archaic archaeological location. Well preserved human skeletons were discovered at the site.
- Judge George Robbins House is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
- Titusville Commercial District.
- Pritchard House features Queen Anne architecture and is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
- Wager House.
- St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
- Spell House.
The Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and the Canaveral National Seashore offer protection for more than 500 species of wildlife. It's regarded as one of the best locations for bird watching in the world and it includes unspoiled beach areas. The region is home to the Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary. The Indian River Lagoon and the St. Johns River provide excellent opportunities for fishing. Golfers enjoy the quality nearby courses. Kayaking swimming, boating, snorkeling and parasailing are popular outdoor activities. Titusville is approximately an hour away from Orlando's popular tourist destinations.
The Space Coast Regional Airport provides air transportation.