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The Henry Shelton Sanford Memorial Library and Museum

520 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771-1410
+1 407-688-5198
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Great to find out about the history of Stanford we found this very informative and not to long no... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Artie D
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
A Testamentary Gift to the Town He Founded

Ben and Mrs Too toured this museum, which had been established by the 1901 will of Henry Sanford’s... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Ben_Theretoo406
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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520 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771-1410
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Great to find out about the history of Stanford we found this very informative and not to long no best of all it was free

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Ben and Mrs Too toured this museum, which had been established by the 1901 will of Henry Sanford’s widow, Gertrude. After a number of expansions and additions, it became the attraction we see today. The museum was originally founded upon the library and belongings of...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Worth a stop if in the area. Much information and artifacts about Sanford, including its baseball history, citrus history and two rooms dedicated to the family that founded the city. Helpful staff and free parking nearby as well as free downtown trolley that passes in...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We stopped here for an afternoon visit. It was so interesting seeing the different aspects of Sanford History. A lot of small exhibits that combine for one interesting story. There also seemed to be an area to complete research. The docent was extremely helpful and...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I work at a museum (not this one) so I must dispense with my professional opinion and speak from the perspective of the average traveler. Whenever I visit a place for the first time I always seek out places like this. I want to know...More

Thank Mitch L
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The museum is not very big but filled with a lot of interesting and fun facts about the city and its history. I recommend a guided tour, the docents are very knowledgeable and eager to share their stories. Alicia is fantastic. If you are looking...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

I was genuinely surprised by just how much they had. It seems like such a small building from the outside! They make great use of the space and it is all well planned. The room replica from Henry Sanford's house was a total surprise. We...More

1  Thank Janet Z
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a hidden gem in Sanford, a wonderful museum and library all about Sanford. From the exhibits of Henry S. Stanford's original library to the extremely helpful staff and their extensive records. This place is well worth a visit, I think you'll find it...More

1  Thank SanfordFoodie
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a very unique place with all kind of information avail. Pictures artifacts. Looking for info on town long ago a great place to get it.

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

The museum is set in a Mediterranean Revival building (1994) built around an earlier building (1957 and enlarged 1974) and is a memorial to the northern who came down here after the civil war. It houses a collection of the generals books, furniture and picture...More

Thank Linda C
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