Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the Orlando, Florida area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
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Listings
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden

The museum is the retire­ment home of 2004 Florida Artists Hall of Fame inductee Albin Polasek, is listed on the National Reg­is­ter of His­toric Plac ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL, 32789
Apopka Historical Society and Museum of the Apopkans

It contains exhibits depicting the history of Apopka and Northwest Orange County and is run by the Apopka Historical Society. The museum is full of ar ...

Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
122 E Fifth St., Apopka, FL, 32703
Casa Feliz

Today, Casa serves the community as a historic home museum in Winter Park. Casa Feliz, or "Happy House" in Spanish. The Robert Bruce Barbour House, al ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
656 N Park Ave., Winter Park, FL, 32789
Central Florida Railroad Museum

The Central Florida Railroad Museum, opened in 1983, is located in the historic Tavares and Gulf Railroad depot. The station, built in 1913, was purch ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
101 South Boyd Street, Winter Garden, FL, 34787
Chocolate Kingdom, The Factory Adventure Tour

Chocolate Kingdom, the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive journey that uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy ...

Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area), Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
Multiple Locations
Fort Christmas Historical Park

The park includes a replica of a fort built in 1837 during the Second Seminole Indian War; a traditional Florida "Cracker" house and eight pioneer hom ...

Free: Yes
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
1300 Fort Christmas Rd., Christmas, FL, 32709
Larry E. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum

The purpose of this Museum is to organize, foster and perpetuate a medium for information and education. Through our impressive collection of artifac ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
3400 N Tanner Rd., Orlando, FL, 32826
Leu House Museum

The Leu House Museum is a restored 19th century home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Four families owned the property before it op ...

Area: Downtown Orlando
1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32803
Maitland Art Center

The Maitland Art Center was founded as an art colony in 1937 by visionary American artist and architect, André Smith (1880-1959). This tradition conti ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, FL, 32751
Maitland Historical Museum

The Maitland Historical Museum offers the permanent exhibition, Legacies: Creativity and Innovation, along with changing exhibitions in its front gall ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
231 Packwood Avenue, Maitland, FL, 32751
Medieval Times Castle

This castle at Medieval Times offers more than a glimpse into the life of medieval royalty. In addition to our signature medieval jousting tournament ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
4510 W. Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL, 34746
Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum

The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum was created in partnership with Osceola County and the Osceola County Historical Society to teach ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
4155 W. Vine St., Kissimmee, FL, 34741
Pioneer Village

The Pioneer Village is comprised of a permanent collection of authentic structures which once upon a time stood in different areas of Osceola County. ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
2491 Babb Rd., Kissimmee, FL, 34746
Skeletons Animals Unveiled!

The museum exhibits over 400 skeletons in clever poses and dioramas and brand visitors with a whole new respect for the animal kingdom. The museum off ...

Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area)
8441 International Dr., Orlando, FL, 32819
St. Cloud Heritage Museum

The museum, which opened Feb. 19, 2005, currently features photographs, historic records and a variety of artifacts from veterans and other citizens o ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
1012 Massachusetts Avenue, St. Cloud, FL, 34769
Telephone Museum, The

The Telephone Museum allows visitors to experience the days of early telephone service in Central Florida. In 1910, local resident Carl H. Galloway de ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
221 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, FL, 32751
Warbird Adventures and The Kissimee Air Museum

Visitors experience aviation first hand as they interact with the planes, pilots and projects. The museum has aircraft displays, educational exhibits, ...

Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
233 N. Hoagland Blvd., Kissimmee, FL, 34741
Waterhouse Residence And Carpentry Shop Museum

Bring your tour of Maitland history “home” with a visit to the Historic Waterhouse Residence Museum. Built in 1884 by pioneer settler and builder Wil ...

Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
820 Lake Lily Dr., Maitland, FL, 32751
Wither's-Macguire House

The home was built in 1888 by General William T. Withers. His widow, Martha, sold the house to David Maguire in 1910. The House was purchased by the C ...

Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
16 East Oakland Avenue, Ocoee, FL, 34761
World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe

Discover the amazing history of the world’s favorite confection through guided tours, interactive displays, colorful exhibits and more than 200 delici ...

Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area)
11701 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32821