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Mount Dora Historical Society Museum

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Address: 450 Royellou Ln, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5554
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+1 352-383-0006
13:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 16:00

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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... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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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 few gift shop items too, not overpriced.

Thank brwerner
Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 a tour by a wonderful guide named Susan. She was very sweet and knowledgeable. She... More 

Thank Evan B
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Reviewed 20 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 up inside for weeks or months at a time.

1 Thank BernieandJune
Pompano Beach, Florida
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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 minutes to get through it or so.

1 Thank J C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This museum gives you a good history lesson on Mount Dora. The person working there had a lot of information to share with us. It doesn't take long to walk through and it cost two dollars a person.

1 Thank Karen K
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

We loved visiting the historical society and can't believe we walked past it a million times in all our visits to Mount Dora! Our guide - I wish I could remember her name - was engaging, informative, and friendly. She provided us with so much interesting information about the facility, Mount Dora's history, unique tidbits of lore, etc. We are... More 

1 Thank orlandogal22
Sebastian, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Look back at Mt Dora's history was interesting, the curator for the day was very talkative and I think we learned more about her than the town. She was very informative on their local history. She was very good with the children who went thru while we were there and kept their interest, which was entertaining for us also.

Thank Dave C
Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this quaint museum and were really glad we did! Our guide, Susan, was hysterical and knowledgeable. It was nice to see some of Mt. Dora's original artifacts and learn the back story of the famous Donnelly house.

1 Thank Valerie N
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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

We had fun here. The guide was very informative. It was nice to see all the old fire equipment. We have never seen a cropping bag before that was cool. It's small but has a lot of interesting items.

Thank PGPioneers
Longwood, Florida
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

I love Mount Dora and have been wandering there for years, but this is my first time at the adorable little museum. Located down an alley way---which in a small town like this is quaint not threatening--just about 1/2 a block from the art gallery and locals made item shop, it use to be a combination jail (there's only 3... More 

1 Thank Linda C

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