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Mount Dora Historical Society Museum

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Address: 450 Royellou Ln, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Phone Number: 352-383-0006
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Quick and interesting

This is a small local museum that is well worth two bucks and 20 to 30 minutes of your time. This is a quick way to learn a bit about town. When I walked into the jail cells it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small local museum that is well worth two bucks and 20 to 30 minutes of your time. This is a quick way to learn a bit about town. When I walked into the jail cells it was hard to imagine being locked up inside for weeks or months at a time.

Thank BernieandJune
Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

It was worth the visit. The charge is only $2.00 per person, $1.00 for children and it was an interesting display of old photographs and artefacts and of a short history of the Mount Dora settlement. It also has a jail. Very interesting and 30 minutes to get through it or so.

Thank J C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

This museum gives you a good history lesson on Mount Dora. The person working there had a lot of information to share with us. It doesn't take long to walk through and it cost two dollars a person.

Thank Karen K
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

We loved visiting the historical society and can't believe we walked past it a million times in all our visits to Mount Dora! Our guide - I wish I could remember her name - was engaging, informative, and friendly. She provided us with so much interesting information about the facility, Mount Dora's history, unique tidbits of lore, etc. We are... More 

Thank orlandogal22
Sebastian, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Look back at Mt Dora's history was interesting, the curator for the day was very talkative and I think we learned more about her than the town. She was very informative on their local history. She was very good with the children who went thru while we were there and kept their interest, which was entertaining for us also.

Thank Dave C
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this quaint museum and were really glad we did! Our guide, Susan, was hysterical and knowledgeable. It was nice to see some of Mt. Dora's original artifacts and learn the back story of the famous Donnelly house.

Thank Valerie N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We had fun here. The guide was very informative. It was nice to see all the old fire equipment. We have never seen a cropping bag before that was cool. It's small but has a lot of interesting items.

Thank PGPioneers
Longwood, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015

I love Mount Dora and have been wandering there for years, but this is my first time at the adorable little museum. Located down an alley way---which in a small town like this is quaint not threatening--just about 1/2 a block from the art gallery and locals made item shop, it use to be a combination jail (there's only 3... More 

Thank Linda C
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

it was a great experience. The gal in charge contributed a lot of information. We saw things from our past that we had forgotten.

Thank Oceann14
Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is small but so is the entrance fee. It is full of fun historical artifacts and information. It also has a few interesting jail cells, old time dresses, record player, ice box, and so much more. Take the time to watch the slide show on the small screen.

Thank RamonaR123

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