Hallstrom House & Farmstead

Hallstrom House with the Sun setting
Hallstrom house interior with beds and desk
Dining Room table

In 1999, Miss Ruth Hallstrom bequeathed her childhood home and outbuildings situated on a 5-acre parcel to the Indian River County Historical Society with the purpose of preserving the house, its collections and stately grounds. The Society took possession of the property in July 2000. The property was built in 1909 by Miss Hallstrom’s father, Swedish immigrant Axel Hallstrom, who had his pineapple plantation on this farmstead.

The property is a living museum and education center which documents and demonstrates a bygone way of life in southern Indian River County, Florida. The collections include artifacts, photographs, paper documents, furniture and memorabilia. In June 2002, the Hallstrom Farmstead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The surrounding 100+ acres were purchased by Indian River County and is being restored as a nature preserve and green space. The County expects the 93-acre conservation area around the Hallstrom House to be completed mid-2024.

During the months of June and July, the Hallstrom House will be closed and will reopen in August. However, private group tours are available in June and July by calling Suzanne at 252-578-8889.

1723 Old Dixie Highway SW
Vero Beach, Florida 32962

Office Phone: 772-778-3435