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“Unplanned Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Winter Garden Heritage Museum

Winter Garden Heritage Museum
1 N. Main Street, Winter Garden, FL 34777
407.656.3244
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Tampa, Florida
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94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Unplanned Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We happened to be in downtown for a walk on the West Orange Trail and stop at Axum Coffee and decided to pop into the museum as we walked by. There's no charge but plenty of interesting local history. Winter Garden natives take great pride in their community and that is evident in this little museum which will soon be moving to a larger setting next door. One of the back rooms is dedicated to the area's citrus industry with a brief continually running video. Those who have lived in Central Florida for awhile will recall the freezes that drove many out of the citrus business. Most children 10 and up should find the visit worthwhile.

Visited June 2014
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Crystal River, FL
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not the train museum, but a train outside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was fun to pop into, and see some of the artifacts that had been discovered in the area. The citrus history room was nicely laid out. The hostess was very nice, and greeted us warmly. School children were coming in for an assignment that had, so she was very quick to help them all. There's a kumquat tree in a planter outside with luscious little ripe fruits hanging off it. Pretty to look at, but mouth puckerin bitter!

Visited February 2014
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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286 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Small but free”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Pleasant little museum full of interesting artefacts and information about the area. The curator was a very pleasant and helpful lady who was quite chatty and informative. No entry fee, but donations welcomed.

Visited February 2014
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Small but plenty of Punch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It might appear small but it has a lot to offer as a great insight into the local area around Winter Garden and the Orange growing business. Very pleasant greeting on arrival and lots of local history also verbally shared whilst we were there. It was free but you just had to give a donation,

Visited October 2013
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Washington, DC
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“Fascinating look into Central Florida history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Who knew there was so much history in a small town of Central Florida? Native Indian remains are found here. Rubber tires were first put on tractors here. Lake Apopka was once a major tourist attraction for bass fishing. More citrus was shipped from Winter Garden than anywhere in the country at one point. I could say more! Delightful museum in a charming little city.

Visited June 2013
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