Winter Garden Heritage
             Central Fl RailRoad
             History Research Center
             self-guided tours

“I was so overwhelmed by the warmth and kindness of the two Winter Garden Heritage Museum volunteer docents I met while visiting - that I decided this is where I wanted to live.”

Winter Garden Resident

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.

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


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Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

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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
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