The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation operates the only two museums in our area; both are within walking distance of one another, located in the National Register Historic District and are open 350 days a year from 1 pm to 5 pm at no charge to visitors:
The Winter Garden Heritage Museum at 1 North Main Street features a three-dimensional walk through Winter Garden’s glorious past as well as visitor information to help you make the most of your visit to the area.
The Central Florida Railroad Museum at 101 South Boyd Street contains an expansive collection of local, state and national railroad memorabilia. Kid-friendly and a must-see for all real train-buffs!
In addition, WGHF maintains an extensive historic collection at the brand new History Research and Education Center, located at 21 East Plant Street next to the Winter Garden Heritage Museum. Serving as a Welcome Center for Historic Downtown Winter Garden, his state-of-the-art, climate controlled facility serves as an archive and public research library as well as serving as the Foundation’s administrative offices. The center contains local family files, historic photographs, historic publications, oral histories, artifacts, video, and other memorabilia important to the history of West Orange County and the communities of Winter Garden, Ocoee, Oakland, Windermere, Tildenville, and Kilarney. The archives are also used for exhibitions, historic and civic publications, genealogy research, college and university studies, and archeological surveys.