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Police Hall of Fame and Museum, Titusville

Orlando, FL
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Police Hall of Fame and Museum, Titusville, Orlando FL

Description

The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum serves both as a place for families and relatives to honor police officers who have died, and a museum. The memorial hall is in the middle of the building, and the museum encircles it. The museum has a lot of interesting information. Both my teenager (who enjoyed the informative exhibits and the flashy cars on display) and my kindergartener (who loved riding the police motorcycle with a mural of a city behind her) spoke about how fun it was after our trip was over. I felt ill afterwards because of the extremely gory exhibits: there is a real guillotine, a real gas chamber, a real electric chair, and a real "tramp chair" which is a truly horrible thing they used on homeless people to get them to leave town. It is more a museum of torture devices than a museum about police officers. 

There are a few police related exhibits, such as badges from all over the country, badges from the old west, guns, and an exhibit on how to call 911.
Titusville, which you drive through to get here from Cocoa Beach, is a very down-and-out town. There were more bail bonds and paycheck loan places here than other stores! It was sad and depressing to drive through this area filled with boarded up stores and derelict houses. 
The Astronaut Hall of Fame is next door, and would be my first choice if you must decide between the two museums. Or far better, go to the Kennedy Space Center (very expensive but worth it).

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Red police car.
Red police car.
Pale blue motorcycle. Memorial hall in background.
Pale blue motorcycle. Memorial hall in background.
Police cars and city buildings.
Police cars and city buildings.
Motorcycle kids can climb onto with city mural behind.
Motorcycle kids can climb onto with city mural behind.
Phone from hotel where Al Capone called up his gang.
Phone from hotel where Al Capone called up his gang.
Batons and crow bar to pry open car doors.
Batons and crow bar to pry open car doors.
Kids can practice dialing 911 from these unplugged phones.
Kids can practice dialing 911 from these unplugged phones.
Badges from around the country.
Badges from around the country.
Entrance to the museum.
Entrance to the museum.

Directions

American Police Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 6350 Horizon Dr, Titusville FL 32780, call (321) 264-0911.
From Hwy 95, take exit 215. Follow Hwy 50 to Titusville for one block. Turn right on Hwy 405 South/ Columbia Blvd. After almost five miles, turn right on Vectorspace Blvd and right on Horizon Dr. 
Open 10-6 daily.
Adults $13, seniors $10, kids aged 4-12 enter for $8. Police officers and family survivors enter for free.  

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Visitor Ratings

Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.

Last Updated Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:34:33 GMT