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Fort Christmas Museum

Address: 1300 Fort Christmas Rd., Christmas, FL 32709
Phone Number: 407-568-4149
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Christmas
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed touring the museum and learning about how the earlier settlers lived in Florida. History about the Indian relationships, citrus, cattle, farming, etc. Many displays from clothing, "cracker home", Fort Christmas, sugar cane press, etc. Worth the trip!

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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was a great place. The homes and school there have the correct era items. Loved it! Pavilions for picnics, bathrooms, basketball court and softball field.

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Make sure you don't visit Fort Christmas on a Monday, because it will be closed. This was our mistake, but we went back on another day, and had a great afternoon out. The museum is very interesting and informative, It gives a good insite into Central Florida's history, including the Seminole wars, and slavery in the area. The staff were... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We've been to Fort Christmas twice now. The first time was in the Spring without much planning - and we found it was closed on Mondays. This last time, we planned to be there for the Cracker Christmas Festival. There were numerous craft and food vendors along with the historical reenactments and demonstrations. We brought our Christmas cards with us... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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463 reviews 463 reviews
176 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's still free and great for kids. They have many old houses from late 1800's to maybe 1950, decorated for the time period. Each house has information about a family that lived previously in the house. When I first moved to Florida in 1966, before their was a museum; I would drive to Christmas to mail Christmas cards, they had... More 

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Orlando, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went here on a whim with my two girls, ages 4 and 9. First of all, it's FREE and they really could charge admission for the quality of presentation. Many houses completely decorated as the time when they were built from 1870 to 1950 to get a glimpse of old cow and cracker Florida. Had a great couple of hours... More 

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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95 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

First note is that this is probably best with kids. Not ADA in any aspect, so if you need paved paths or ramps, skip this. In addition to the buildings there is a large playground. Some interesting artifacts in the fort, including a historic dugout canoe. The old homes have a lot of vintage stuff, though it seems like they... More 

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Winter Haven
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Travelled 60 miles to this place, and thought it was worth the drive. It is a self guided tour round buildings which have been moved from various places to one location . Each of the buildings has information boards telling you both about the building and the families that lived in them. Each is decorated with period pieces so you... More 

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orlando
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have lived in the area for 25 years & I've driven through Christmas at least 100 times. I always envisioned the Ft Christmas Museum as a gift shop with a few displays on the local history. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong............... The replica fort is quite large and houses an extensive collection of tools, guns, farming equipment, etc. But the highlight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Interesting little stop in Christmas, Florida. My boys loved the replica fort. The old settlers homes were very nice.

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