Merritt Island Florida’s Historic 19th Century Waterfront Homestead, Grove and Farm.

What was it like to migrate, settle and live on the Indian River in coastal Florida at the end of the civil war? Imagine oppressive summer heat, bone-chilling winters, humidity, driving rains and tropical storms, big alligators, large roaming panthers, large swarming mosquitos and nearly invisible no-see-ums.

Join us at Merritt Island’s historic Field Manor and experience the life John R. and Eliza Field and their children lived coming from Macon, Georgia to start a dramatic and challenging new life in Florida in the late 1800’s.