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Winter Park Historical Museum

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Address: 200 W New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4226
Phone Number: +1 407-647-2330
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Small Winter Park Museum with free admittance. There currently is a WWII exhibit of Winter Park during the war. Worth a visit if you want a break from shopping Park Avenue.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Small Winter Park Museum with free admittance. There currently is a WWII exhibit of Winter Park during the war. Worth a visit if you want a break from shopping Park Avenue.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Right at the back side of the Farmer's Market in Winter Park, FL is a newly opened (as of May 12, 2016) history museum which features the role Winter Park played in WWII and how society functioned differently during war time. Title: Winter Park: The War Years 19421-1945. Home front life in an American Small Town. Fascinating exhibits, all collected... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful display focused on Winter Park during WWII! This museum is set up like a film home in Winter Park during WWII. It was really informative and helped me to better process the stories from my parents and grand parents. I really liked the description of how Victory worked as I have my Grandfathers letters from WWII! The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We had looked up the museum before our trip and were hoping to see the ‘Trains of Winter Park’ exhibition, but it had unfortunately passed by the time we got there. Instead, there was an exhibit on Winter Park during WWII. Quite informative it all was. Loved the old photos, period newspaper and magazines! It was cool to see the... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great exhibit about World War !!. Many interesting items. My fathers army uniform is on display.They have a living room, childs room and kitchen set up with items from the 1940s.

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Thank nspeechie
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This great little museum is small but full of interesting information. The docent who greeted us was very friendly, welcoming and knowledgable. They currently have an exhibit about WWII. The parking and admission are free but they do accept donations. Definitely worth visiting if you enjoy history and are in the winter park area.

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Volusia County, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

We have visited Winter Park a few times as we live about an hour away. It was our first visit to this small museum on a rainy day. The young intern (from Rollins College, I believe) was very welcoming. The present museum, just a large room, centers on the railroad history of Winter Park. There is a short video to... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Tiny little museum, but well worth a visit. The Lady we met the day we visited was so lovely, we were made so welcome and her knowledge of Winter was amazing. Sit on the sofa and watch the short film then wander and see the model railway.

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Thank Gill G
Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

A small museum but worth a stop! The displays are well described and thoughtfully laid out. A lovely little collection of RR memorabilia.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Small museum with rotating exhibits. During our visit, Winter Park trains were highlighted. Coming up soon will be an exhibit on World War II. Friendly and knowledgeable docents.

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