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Museum of Seminole County History

EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY OF SEMINOLE COUNTY!

The Museum highlights Seminole County, the historical gateway to interior Central Florida via the St. John’s River. All artifacts housed in the Museum have been donated by residents.

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

 

Traveling exhibits are special exhibits that are offered in addition to the permanent collection for a limited time. Check the announcements section of the Leisure Services website for details on these changing exhibits.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Admission:
$3.21 Adults (tax included)
$1.07 Children 4-18 and students (tax included)
Children under 4 admitted free
Self-guided Tours are available on request with admission.

Tuesday-Friday
1:00PM to 5:00PM

Saturday
9:00AM to 1:00PM

 

September 2019

Ask an Archaeologist! – Smithsonian Day

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773 United States
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Free

Ask an Archaeologist! - Smithsonian Day Do you have a cool artifact you've never been able to identify, or have you dug up something weird and want to know what it could be? Bring it in and have an archaeologist take a look! Have you ever thought about a career in archaeology? Come with questions and learn what it takes! Want to raid tombs and temples with your trusty whip and cool hat? That’s… not what we do. But you…

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October 2019

Haunted Tours

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773 United States
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$5

Haunted Tours $5 per person at door Tours on the Hour: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm On Friday, October 25th – Conduct your own Ghost Hunt in the dark! Use our equipment, or bring your own and see if you can detect any paranormal activity in our historic buildings. On Saturday, October 26th – Night-time tours of the haunted museum! Our guides are well-versed in the many strange events which have occurred within these haunted halls. There will also be games,…

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Haunted Tours

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773 United States
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$5

Haunted Tours $5 per person at door Tours on the Hour: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm On Friday, October 25th – Conduct your own Ghost Hunt in the dark! Use our equipment, or bring your own and see if you can detect any paranormal activity in our historic buildings. On Saturday, October 26th – Night-time tours of the haunted museum! Our guides are well-versed in the many strange events which have occurred within these haunted halls. There will also be games,…

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November 2019

Celery City Cruisers Car Show

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773 United States
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Free

Celery City Cruisers Car Show The Celery City Cruisers host their annual antique car show, competition, and awards ceremony at the Museum of Seminole County History. Join us for classy cars, good music, good food, and good fun! Admission to the Museum will be free for this special event. Registration for vehicles opens at 8am, and the show lasts from 9am-2pm, with an awards ceremony immediately following! EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS TO VERIFY. Stay up…

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Carriage Showcase

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773 United States
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Free

Carriage Showcase After 35 years the Celery City Cruisers have decided to retire their antique car show at the Museum, and we thank them for their time and efforts expended over these many years. Rather than cancel our event, we would like to take this opportunity to give a small preview of what we have in the works for our Museum over the coming years: a new permanent exhibit on carriage history! On this free admission day we invite you…

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