Nestled on beautiful Lake Apopka about 30 minutes west of Orlando in Central Florida, this former citrus industry hub is the proud home to over 30,000 residents and a wealth of west Orange County heritage and history. The downtown district, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and perched in the center of the West Orange Trail, is a favorite stop for cyclists. Visitors enjoy outdoor dining along the Trail at one of several restaurants, resting on the swings surrounding the fountain or browsing the unique shops.

The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation invites you to visit our “charming little city with a juicy past!”

Since 1991, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation has participated in the preservation and revitalization of what makes Winter Garden special, and has sought to educate adults and children about the city’s “juicy past” through tours, programs, events and exhibitions. Through the efforts of friendly, committed volunteers, a small part time staff, and collaborations with the City of Winter Garden and other non-profit organizations, the Heritage Foundation hosts over 35,000 local, national and international visitors annually and operates the only two museums in our area: the Winter Garden Heritage Museum and the Central Florida Railroad Museum. Both are free and open to the public 350 days a year from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

We hope you will explore our site to see what’s new, plan your visit, support our efforts and learn about our programs and the area’s rich history.

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Winter Garden Heritage Foundation
PO Box 770657
Winter Garden, FL 34777

407.656.3244
museum@wghf.org

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Foundation Board Members
Lori Gibson, President
Julie Teal, Vice President
Andy Davis, Secretary
Arden Griffith, Treasurer
Phil Cross, Executive Board
Ward Britt, Executive Board
John Murphy, Executive Board
Ron Sikes, Executive Board
Mary Beth Asma
Gee Gee Bailey
Larry Cappleman
Ann Ellis
Betty Goodwin
Mark Griffith
Karen Grimes
Cara Hennen
Susan House
Joe Lehmann
Irv Lipscomb
Annie King Morris
Bill Richardson
Betsy Shaw
Brenda Smith
Annette Spigener
Peg Thomas
Henry Wright
Resources
Garden Theatre
City of Winter Garden
National Railroad Historical Society - Central FL
Downtown Historic District Merchants
Winter Garden Village
Oakland Nature Preserve
Edgewater Hotel
West Orange Trail
Green Mountain Scenic Byway
West Orange County Chamber of Commerce