Florida’s Most Historic – and Beloved – Dog

Watch Brownie the Town Dog’s recent statue and memorial dedication.

Brownie’s historic life and grave

Brownie the Town Dog Grave and Memorial in downtown Daytona Beach, FL is part of the Sweetheart Trail which combines Daytona Beach history with parks and trails.
Brownie the Town Dog’s historic grave and his Sweetheart Trail marker. Brownie died in 1954 and his grave stone was put in place in 1956.

Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach was a stray dog who lived in downtown Daytona Beach from 1939 until his death in 1954. He lived in a custom dog house, had a bank account in the Florida Bank & Trust and dined on steak and ice cream. He had no owner and was loved by the entire city. Brownie was featured in local and national publications and became one of the most written about dogs in US history.

Brownie’s grave is one of the most visited dog memorials in the world and has been honored as:

Brownie’s grave is located in historic downtown Daytona Beach’s Riverfront Park, near the Halifax River, on the corner of Orange Avenue and Beach Street.

Read Brownie’s full life story.

Brownie the Town Dog Grave and Memorial in downtown Daytona Beach, FL is part of the Sweetheart Trail which combines Daytona Beach history with parks and trails.
Brownie the Town Dog statue in Riverfront Park in Downtown Daytona Beach.
Brownie the Town Dog Grave and Memorial in downtown Daytona Beach, FL is part of the Sweetheart Trail which combines Daytona Beach history with parks and trails.
Brownie the Town Dog Grave and Memorial in downtown Daytona Beach, FL is part of the Sweetheart Trail which combines Daytona Beach history with parks and trails.