Seminole County- Please note prices and times are subject to change, please call before attending.
Also known as Central Florida Society for Historic Preservation
130 W Warren Ave
Longwood, FL 32750
Open to Public/Restricted Access
Circa 1885. Queen Anne. 2 and a half stories, frame, clapboard, polygonal, front corner tower, wraparound 1-story veranda. Winter home of the Bradlee family of Boston. Originally located in Altamonte Springs but moved to present location in 1973. Used as offices of the Central Florida Society for Historic Preservation.
Geneva Museum and Historical Society
Also known as Museum of Geneva History
165 1st St
Geneva, FL 32732
Open to Public
The Museum of Geneva History concentrates on the history of Geneva area. The museum contains artifacts from pre-historic and historic times
Museum of Seminole County History
Historically known as Seminole County Home
300 Bush Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773
The Seminole County Home was built in 1926. Currently, the building houses the Museum of Seminole County History.
From I-4: Take exit 50/Lake Mary Blvd.; go east and turn right on S.R. 17-92; go about 1 mile and the Museum is right across from Flea World. From 417(Greeneway): Take exit on Lake Mary Blvd, exit 49, go West and turn South/left on S.R. 17-92. The Museum is right across from Flea World. From Orlando/Sanford Airport: Take E. Airport Blvd. to E. Lake Mary Blvd. ,go west and turn south on S.R. 17-92. The Museum is right across from Flea World.
From 417(Greeneway): Take exit on Lake Mary Blvd, exit 49, go West and turn South/left on S.R. 17-92. The Museum is right across from Flea World.
From Orlando/Sanford Airport: Take E. Airport Blvd. to E. Lake Mary Blvd. ,go west and turn south on S.R. 17-92. The Museum is right across from Flea World.
520 E 1st St
Sanford, FL 32772
Open to Public
On the Sanford Historic Downtown Walking Tour
The Sanford Museum contains exhibits pertaining to the history of the city and the city founder. The museum is dedicated to Henry Shelton Sanford, the founder of Sanford and in addition to other historical exhibits, houses his library and collection of manuscripts.
Seminole County Student Museum, Center for the Social Studies
Also known as Florida Students Museum and Center for the Social Studies
Historically known as Sanford High School, Sanford Grammar School
301 W 7th St
Sanford, FL 32771
Open to Public
The Museum is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:30 - 3:00 PM.
1902. Romanesque Revival. Wilbur Talley, architect. 2 stories, red brick, massive 3-story bell tower. One of the oldest school buildings in Florida. Its most famous alumnus is Walter L. "Red" Barber, nationally known sports announcer.
Inside the Museum you will find many interesting rooms such as the ones listed below…
The Geography Lab - The interactive geography laboratory features a large floor map of Florida, a carpeted grid system, Exploratory Geography trunk, talking globes, computers, Florida fossils and a Geochron showing areas of the world currently experiencing night and day.
The Georgetown Exhibit - Georgetown: The History of a Black Neighborhood exhibit is on extended loan to the Student Museum . The display features photographs and items used by residents of the historic Sanford community.
The Native American Room - This room represents the Timucuan village 1200 years ago. Students get a feeling of entering the past through dramatic lighting and the smell of palm fronds, which madeup the thatched roofs. The three structures are the summer hut, winter hut, and the guard hut. The murals depict various economc and daily activites of the Timucuan. Students are encouraged to investigate the way of life of these Native Americans by identifying flora and fauna of Florida, examining artifacts, making tools, and having their faces "tattooed."
The Pioneer Room - The log cabin, which dominates this room, has dovetail construction and a wooden chimney. This cabin represents one which typically would be found in Florida . Students experience pioneer life by exploring the cabin, trying on authentic costumes, examining pioneer tools and analyzing the contents of the peddler's wagon. Using information on wall graphics, students consider the responsibilities of a farmer, trader, and/or family member.
The Lobby - The Lobby contains a photograph essay of Seminole County . Students receive instruction in analyzing photographs, gain practice using primary source materials, discuss changing land use, and learn local history.
Turn of the Century Classroom - This room depicts a classroom as it existed in 1902. The woodwork and slate boards are original. The room contains a 45 star flag, a photograph of Theodore Roosevelt (President in 1902), and the McGuffey's Eclectic Readers. Students are active participants as they sit in the turn of the century wooden desks, interpret period stories, write on slate boards, and compare economic conditions past and present using a 1902 Sears and Roebuck catalog.
Grandma's Attic - This room is an eclectic collection of household items that would have been used fifty to one hundred years ago. Students analyze these items considering function and how they have been replaced or improved in today's world. They play with old-fashioned toys, examine appliances, churn butter, dip candles, experience "chores" and try on vintage clothes.
Doll Collections - The museum has several doll collections including the American Girls collection, dolls of the world, United States presidents wives and literary characters such as Alice in Wonderland and Scarlett O'Hara.