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The Henry Shelton Sanford Memorial Library and Museum

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Accidental find.

Free! The ladies of the museum knew their stuff! We were killing time, waiting for the museum of... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Small but interesting local history museum dedicated to the man who created the town of Sanford and... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Naples, Florida
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Free! The ladies of the museum knew their stuff! We were killing time, waiting for the museum of Seminole County history to open, and found this one while admiring downtown Sanford, which is quite beautiful. Lots of artifacts and history to absorb. Neat find. Rare...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Small but interesting local history museum dedicated to the man who created the town of Sanford and to various local sports stars. Free!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cordyroy
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Artie D
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Pnemiller
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank trish87301
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Mitch L
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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank NorthOrlandoFun
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

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Janet Z
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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