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Mount Dora Historical Society Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Fascinating insights into Dora history

This museum is tiny! It is the original town firehouse and jail - I loved the jail section complete... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gareth H
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting Small Museum

Been to Mount Dora several times but this was the first time we went to this museum. It was small... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Tampa3
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Tampa, FL
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450 Royellou Ln, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5554
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is tiny! It is the original town firehouse and jail - I loved the jail section complete with original prisoner grafitti. The lady that works there was awesome, super friendly, a fount of knowledge and nothing too much trouble, she gave me a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Been to Mount Dora several times but this was the first time we went to this museum. It was small but had a lot of interesting items and facts about the Mount Dora's history. If you like history it's worth the stop when in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

The museum is down an alley but not far off the beaten path. The woman working at the museum opened just for us and was very helpful. Learned a lot about Mt. Dora and had fun taking photos in the old jail cells.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank anna b
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Enjoyed my visit to this museum on a rainy afternoon, It's very small but the guide made it so very interesting. She provided me more history than anyone could store in this little place. So very pleasant.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Ed D
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

After several trips to Mount Dora we were finally able to visit this Tuesday 5/30/17. We are so glad we did! Our guide, I wish I could remember her name (a lovely, genuine, and very engaging soul) walked us through every section of the museum...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Mariposa D
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Good place to learn Mt.Dora History...We must keep more places like this around. They are awesome to go to !

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jennrator
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Located in an old firehouse/jail this small museum - for just $2 - is worth it. Less than an hour if you read almost everything. Check out the old tourist booklet, attempting to sell folks on coming to Mt. Dora. In the "jail" section. A...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

For only $2 a person, I wasn't expecting there to be a whole lot to this museum but I was pleasantly surprised. The museum itself is really only 2 rooms but is full of antique pieces with a lot of rich history. We were given...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Evan B
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small local museum that is well worth two bucks and 20 to 30 minutes of your time. This is a quick way to learn a bit about town. When I walked into the jail cells it was hard to imagine being locked...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed 18 July 2016

It was worth the visit. The charge is only $2.00 per person, $1.00 for children and it was an interesting display of old photographs and artefacts and of a short history of the Mount Dora settlement. It also has a jail. Very interesting and 30...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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