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Mount Dora Historical Society Museum

450 Royellou Lane, Mount Dora, FL
352-383-0006
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Ranked #6 of 7 attractions in Mount Dora
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Feb 9, 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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Mount Dora
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18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

First, I was disappointed in weird hours of the museum. When I booked a haunted history tour with my husband, we were hoping to learn about "factual" and "historical" information about the city. Instead, the host appeared to be intoxicated and the entire tour was childish and laughable. I would have been better off purchasing a book on Mount Dora... More

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New York City, New York
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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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