Winter Park Historical
200 West New England Avenue, Winter Park 32790
Free (Donations requested)
Hours: Thursday and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: In downtown Winter Park next to the park
This fledgling historical museum is housed in one room around the corner from the building in which Winter Park’s Saturday Farmer’s Market is held. The display is simple, relying heavily on photographs of now-vanished buildings and assorted household items and artifacts that speak less of Winter Park than of American consumerism.
The best part of this museum is the central display area, a sort of room within a room. It houses changing exhibits artfully put together by a local architect and interior decorator using donated and loaned furniture and artifacts. Past exhibits have included a Victorian parlor decked out for a Christmas celebration and an upper middle-class kitchen circa 1932. The exhibit changes every six months or so.
While perhaps not worth a special trip, you may want to consider a visit if you are touring the many other attractions in Winter Park.
Nearby: Morse Museum, Cornell Museum, Albin Polasek Galleries, Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour.
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