History and Museums

Downtown bursts with art and entertainment venues to create fun and fascinating cultural experiences. From art gallery and museums to historic theatre and nationally award-winning weekly Farmers Market, there are plenty of options to immerse in local allure.

Central Florida Railroad Museum

Housed in a former Tavares and Gulf depot built in 1913, the museum depicts railroading history with a focus on Central Florida. Exhibits include a large collection of dining car china and model trains.

The Central Florida Railroad Museum operates in conjunction with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation.

Location

101 South Boyd Street

Hours

Daily, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Admission

Free

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Winter Garden Heritage Museum & Visitors' Center

The Winter Garden Heritage Museum features rotating exhibits on the rich history of West Orange County. Stroll through the exhibit hall, take a specialized museum tour, or book a walking or biking tour of Historic Downtown.

The History Research and Education Center and Visitors’ Center houses an extensive archive documenting the area’s past with a mission to preserve the area’s heritage and architecture, as well as visitor information, maps, and brochures.

Location

Heritage Museum:
One North Main Street
History Research & Education Center:
21 East Plant Street

Hours

Heritage Museum:
Daily, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
History Research & Education Center:
Mon-Fri 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Admission

Free

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