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Mount Dora Historical Society Museum

Address: 450 Royellou Lane, Mount Dora, FL
Phone Number: 352-383-0006
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Mount Dora
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Not a full day, maybe not even an hour. But it does give a quick history and the staff is great. Helps give a good perspective on Mt Dora

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gainesville florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I can't remember of the lady that gave us the tour but she knew her history of Mt. Dora. She used to be s school teacher, and I wished she would have been one of mine. She told us a lot of history that most folks don't know. Please go visit.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited the museum and were able to get some information to help with our genealogy. The ladies there were very helpful and we enjoyed talking with them.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Tiny museum, stuffed full of fascinating pictures and artefacts from school desks to orange squeezers, railroad timetables to fire hoses, jail house art to bibles. Personalised guided tour, where else would you get that?

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Orlando, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Mount Dora Historical Society Museum is a must see when you visit Mount Dora, a quaint little city 40 miles north of Orlando. It can be found at 450 Royellou Lane; Mount Dora, FL 32757 [Between 5th and 4th Avenue] Conveniently located in Downtown Mount Dora. You would be surprised at the history this little city has. There was... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Although the Historical Museum was small and hard to find it was worth the stop. It was interesting to see how small at one time fire trucks were and how the town was formed and got its name.

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Orlando, FL
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

If this is the Mt. Dora / Jail / Museum then I want to tell you it was very interesting. Susan (guide) was very informative and interesting to talk with. Shared a lot of great Mt. Dora History stories.

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South East
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

A lovely little snapshot of life in the town as it was in the last 150 years. It is good to see the historical artefacts being preserved. And we enjoyed talking to the curator who was most informative.

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Ocala, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

You received the sense that the people who put this together acred about their work.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We were told to visit the museum to learn more about town. There was nothing worth spending ten minutes for. Mostly copies hanging on the wall and the attendant was more interested in talking about her craft than answering history, which I doubt she knew any. Just let this one go.

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