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Visitor to Winter Garden

Bob and Gladys and J.L. and Mabel Dillard riding through the Dillard Grove, c. 1915.

Historic downtown Winter Garden is easy to get to. It’s located within one mile off SR 429 and the Florida Turnpike. Click here for driving directions.

Winter Garden Heritage Museum

Hours: Open every day, 1 to 5 p.m., except major holidays.

Admission: Free, although donations are appreciated.

Location: 1 N. Main Street, Winter Garden, Florida, 32787

Phone: 407-656-5544

Central Florida Railroad Museum

Hours: Open every day, 1 to 5 p.m., except major holidays.

Admission: Free, although donations are appreciated.

Location: 101 South Boyd Street, Winter Garden, Florida, 32787

Phone: 407-656-0559

WGHF Self-guided History Tours
To read more about our guided tours, click here.

Edgewater Hotel
The Edgewater Hotel is located in the heart of downtown and is one of the historic buildings listed within Winter Garden’s National Historic Register Business District. The bed-and-breakfast style inn is comfortable and affordable and welcomes tourists, business people and cyclists from all over the world.
Visit historicedgewater.com

 

Downtown Historic District Merchants
Additional information about historic downtown Winter Garden shops and restaurants is available at the Winter Garden Merchants Guild website.
Visit wgmerchants.org

City of Winter Garden Visitor Information
For information on Winter Garden special events, recreation, parks and local weather.
Visit the City of Winter Garden’s Visitor Information page.

The Garden Theatre
The Garden Theatre features local professional theatre companies and touring productions, as well as classic movies.
Visit gardentheatre.org

West Orange Chamber of Commerce

 

 

West Orange Trail
This world-class rail-trail travels through the communities of Apopka, Clarcona, Winter Garden, Oakland, all the way to Clermont, and offers excellent facilities for cyclists and other sports-enthusiasts.
Visit dep.state.fl.us

Driving Directions

Coming From Tampa

  1. Take I-4 East
  2. Take Exit 60, FL-429 North
  3. Take exit 24, Plant Street.
  4. Take a left, heading west toward Winter Garden on Plant Street.
  5. Follow Plant Street for 2 miles, heading west. You’ll know you are in historic downtown when you see the Heritage Museum on your right at the four-way stop. You can’t miss the yellow caboose!

Coming From Daytona

  1. Take I-4 West
  2. Take Exit 82A to FL-408 west.
  3. Take the Florida Turnpike north.
  4. Take the first exit 267 to FL-429 N towards Apopka.
  5. Take exit 24, Plant Street.
  6. Take a left, heading west toward Winter Garden on Plant Street.
  7. Follow Plant Street for 2 miles, heading west. You’ll know you are in historic downtown when you see the Heritage Museum on your right at the four-way stop. You can’t miss the yellow caboose!

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

407.656.3244
museum@wghf.org

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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
Anne Bailey
Tyler Cravens
Ann Ellis
Betty Goodwin
Mark Griffith
Karen Grimes
Susan House
Tim Keating
Irv Lipscomb
Annie King Morris
Bill Richardson
Betsy Shaw
Brenda Smith
Annette Spigener
Peg Thomas
Ted VanDeventer
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