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Museum of Seminole County History


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.

$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.

1:00PM to 5:00PM

9:00AM to 1:00PM


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November 2017

Political Cartoons Exhibit

November 25 @ 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 25, 2017

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 25, 2017

Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773 United States
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This special exhibit presents a survey of historical political cartoons from the Sanford Herald, from its earliest days up through the 1970s. Visit the Museum to see just how time has changed (and in some ways remained the same!) through the pens of cartoonists from decades past! EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS TO VERIFY.

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December 2017

2017 St. Lucia Festival

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773 United States
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2017 St. Lucia Festival Join us for the 2017 St. Lucia Festival. Food, fun, music, and a good time for the entire family! Free and open to the public. Donations are accepted! Swedish Dessert & Beverage Sampling Reading of the Santa Lucia Legend and Lucia Procession Swedish History & Decoration Display - Music Giant Dala Horse - Reading of the Tomten Legend Swede DISH Food Truck - Authentic Swedish cuisine will be available for purchase. www.swededishfoodtruck.com Marianne Coveney European Essentials…

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