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The Museum of Seminole County History

300 Bush Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773-6135
+1 407-665-2489
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Great place to learn about Seminole County History

I loved seeing all of the old pictures and artifacts of Seminole County history. I particularly... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Maketrax
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
Gimme a break

I've passed by often, and thought I would stop by this tiny house and see what they have to offer... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
jim g
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Lake Mary, Florida
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The Museum of Seminole County History highlights Seminole County, the historical gateway to interior Central Florida. The area has gone through periods of great importance militarily and as the area's transportation hub, A pole barn houses two tractors and other agricultural equipment and more recently as an agricultural leader. The main building is the original "Old Folks Home". This one-of-a-kind building has become an endearing part of the history of Seminole County. It was constructed in 1926 when the county was only 12 years old to serve as living quarters for those people who were in need of a place to stay or had no one to care for them. In June of 1999, the Museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Exhibits, artifacts, maps, documents, photographs and special events all tell the stories of Seminole County's inhabitants, their lives, lineages and local legends. Join us for an engaging tour through the past that includes: Native American Indian artifacts Early Forts and Settlements The development of railroads and steamship transportation Agriculture and industries of the region 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts Life in Seminole County towns in the 1800s and 1900s The Old Folks Home (built in 1926) Research materials and maps Traveling Exhibits Seminole County Historical Society
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18 Mar 2018
“Great place to learn about Seminole County History”
26 Oct 2017
“Gimme a break”
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300 Bush Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773-6135
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I loved seeing all of the old pictures and artifacts of Seminole County history. I particularly loved seeing the old area maps. So many town names gone and forgotten. The museum has areas dedicated to all the cities of Seminole County, and even a few...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I've passed by often, and thought I would stop by this tiny house and see what they have to offer. It's not open very often, so despite living just a few blocks away, it was difficult to find a time when they were open. I...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We came for the St. Lucia festival that was being held outside. The event was nice but the museum became the highlight of the visit. They have such a wonderful array of items and information on the history of the area Native Americans, the old...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Probably not for novice history buffs. BUT if you want to know the truth about life in the 19th and 20th century on the Florida Peninsula, this is the place. Unbeknownst to the majority of the World is that Sanford was quite the place in...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Our car club holds an Annual Car Show there every year. That gives time to visit the Museum. There are plenty of interesting items that can be seen no where else. If you are into history, this a great visit and it's free.

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Reviewed 21 October 2015

We've driven by this museum dozens of times but finally stopped by when it had an exhibit of artwork made from the remnants of the tragically destroyed Old Senator tree. These pieces were beautiful and stunning, all made by very talented local artists. Then we...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Just off 17-92 in what use to be a county home for the elderly (there are two of the original buildings) this small museum features 22 rooms commemorating everything from the county law enforcement (including pictures of the former sheriffs), agriculture and industry on to...More

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