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.
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.