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.

Vero Heritage, Inc has developed cleaning protocols that are consistent at this time with guidelines established by the CDC and the Governor of Florida. For your safety, we:

~ request that large groups (10 or more) please make a reservations in advance as to not exceed capacity of museum: 772-770-2263
~ provide hand sanitizer
~ sanitize door knobs, pens and frequently touched items throughout the day
~ installed "air scrubbers" on all four air handlers

Finally, if you and your group prefer, we do take special appointments for private tours before & after regular operating hours: 772-770-2263

Collection Preview

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Original crate labels on display (and for sale!)

Historical Photographs

Museum Photograph

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


Museum Artifacts

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


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.