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“Quaint little museum”

Winter Park Historical Museum
Ranked #12 of 48 things to do in Winter Park
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Melbourne, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Quaint little museum”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Quaint little town run museum offering a one room exhibit area. When we were there it was about the railroad influence on Winter Park and it may change through the year. Small historical facts, RR items, kind of content free but relaxing and nice. The young custodian was pleasant but just sat there. Entrance is free but they accept donations. Parking probably OK most week days but maybe an issue weekends as it is near the town shopping center.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Orlando, FL
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hurray for WPHS!”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I had never visited the WP Historical Museum until they had a showing featuring WPHS. I really loved the memories of the class of '57 that the museum shared with me. I cannot say that others will find it excellent but it was quite meaningful to me.

Visited December 2013
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Coral Gables, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth A Visit For History Buffs”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

This small Museum (proper name: "Winter Park History Museum") near the park is worth seeing if you are curious about such things, and is small enough that you an take it in without disrupting your other plans to a great extent. Don't bother if the history of Winter Park is of no interest to you.

We particularly enjoyed the postcard, telephone, and public schools collections. They also distribute a brochure that maps out a walking tour of sites of historical interest in the area. It's an interesting tour and worth doing as much of the walk as possible if you have any interest in the topic.

Visited April 2013
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Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
503 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
“Eh”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

While the building is very small, it could be offset by outstanding displays, galleries or materials -- which it is lacking. This one-room museum should be revamped.

Visited October 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Very informative and educational”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

There was so much to see and the staff member on duty was very knowledgeable and also grew up there and now lives there permanently, after having been away for a while. It is nice to actual read and see how the town grew over the years and what the new plans were for the future also. A must see!!!

Visited July 2013
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