Indian River Citrus Museum

Come enjoy the rich history of Vero Beach and the Indian River Citrus' industry and legacy. In the late 1800's, early Florida settlers began the commercial cultivation of citrus and an industry was born. Indian River Lagoon country, which is along the middle of the eastern coast of Florida, proved to be the prime location for growing the finest citrus in the world.

This fruit would exclusively carry the envied stamp...Indian River Citrus! Visit the Indian River Citrus Museum to discover how citrus seeds made their way to Florida and the story of how area pioneers established the most distinguished citrus fruit in the world. You're sure to enjoy all the artifacts, photographs, memorabilia, and crate labels.

The Museum is open 10am to 4pm, Tues - Fri and special Downtown events.
While there is no admission, we gladly accept donations

If you and your group prefer, we do take special appointments for private tours before & after regular operating hours: 772-770-2263. We request at least 1 week's notice.

Collection Preview

FLE_5991 (Ironside)

Original crate labels on display (and for sale!)

Historical Photographs

Museum Photograph

Photos of citrus workers, groves, processes, and pioneer families.

Artifacts

Museum Artifacts

Artifacts include citrus tools, photos, signs and original advertising prints.

Displays

Museum Displays

The Indian River Citrus Museum features attractive, informative, easy-to-access displays.

Museum Gift Shop

Citrus-related items for sale

Our gift shop features exclusive FL-made items. For a preview of gift shop items, such as original citrus crate labels, citrus products and other souvenirs, Click Here .

Vero Heritage Citrus Label Tour

George, FLO, & Leila - edited
Orchid sign from Kirk
Moon Beam Sign - edited2 (Lee Orre)

Vero Heritage is establishing the “Vero Heritage Citrus Label Tour” (modeled after what has been successfully done in Polk and Manatee Counties). This art in public places heritage tour explores the historic marketing portion of citrus though artistic labels that once adorned the wooden shipping crates. As of Summer 2022, we have three signs in Historic Downtown Vero Beach. Look for more signs throughout Indian River County soon!

Download a family-friendly scavenger hunt here.

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