Our Museum

Current Exhibit

Wish You Were Here:

The Hotels and Motels of Winter Park

This exhibition showcases the hotels and motels of Winter Park throughout the city’s history. Highlights include the lavish luxury hotels of the late 1800s, roadside family motels, tourist courts and the boarding houses used by the workers who built Winter Park. All played a part to help create the town of today.

The Winter Park History Museum is located at 200 W. New England Avenue
(at the Winter Park Farmers Market) and admission is free.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Previous museum exhibits include:

Winter Park: The War Years 1941-1945, Home Front Life in an American Small Town (May 2016 – Apr. 2018)

Whistle in the Distance: The Trains of Winter Park (May 2014 – March 2016):


Growing Up Wildcat: Winter Park High School Through the Years (Jan. 2013 – Mar. 2014):


The Way We Were: Park Avenue in the 60s and 70s (October 2011 – December 2012) :


Fine Feathers: How the Peacock Came to Winter Park (September 2010 – August 2011):


A Sound Legacy: Celebrating 75 years of the Bach Festival Society

History of the Bach Festival Society, its music and people.

50th celebration of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

An in-depth look at the art festival over the past 50 years

From Kin to Kant – The Culture of Turpentine

The culture and history of the turpentine industry in Florida

The Colony Theatre

A hands-on view of the old movie theatre located on Park Avenue

Miss Lamson’s Front Porch

The advent of the Winter Park Public Library and the literary community in Winter Park

Footpaths to Flightpaths

Transportation in Winter Park from Native American trails to astronaut’s contrails.

Hannibal Square Portable Display

A portable display which features the history and people of Winter Park’s
Westside African-American neighborhood

Gardens of Winter Park

Winter Park Historical Association partnered with the Polasek Museum and Sculpture
Gardens and the Winter Park Garden Club to showcase public and private gardens of
Winter Park.



Winter Park History Museum

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