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Central Florida Railroad Museum in Winter Garden, Florida

Welcome to the
Central Florida Railroad Museum

Located in Historic Downtown Winter Garden
Operated by the Central Florida Railway Historical Society

Hours of Operation

OPEN

Tuesday through Saturday

11:00am until 3:00pm

CLOSED

Sunday and Monday

Free admission.

Donations appreciated.

No food, drinks or pets inside the museum.

All Aboard!

The Central Florida Railroad Museum shares the history of railroading in Central Florida through photos, exhibits, maps, signage, charts, historic railroad artifacts and more.

Our collection of dining car china and silver service features tableware from America's historic passenger trains.

Admission is free and donations are greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Events

  • Dining in Style:  The Golden Age of the Railroad Dining Car
    Dining in Style:  The Golden Age of the Railroad Dining Car
    Tue, Feb 06
    Central Florida Railroad Museum
    Feb 06, 2024, 11:00 AM – Aug 03, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA
    Feb 06, 2024, 11:00 AM – Aug 03, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA
    Travel back to a time when meals were prepared from scratch, served on china dining plates, and savored by guests aboard a streamlined train destined for the Sunshine State.
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  • July Meeting and Presentation
    July Meeting and Presentation
    Mon, Jul 08
    Central Florida Railroad Museum
    Jul 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA
    Jul 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA
    Our July program is “Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railway,” by Ken Murdock. Our meeting begins at 7:00pm. Free admission and open to visitors.
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  • Streamliners: A Photographic Journey Aboard America's Greatest Trains
    Streamliners: A Photographic Journey Aboard America's Greatest Trains
    Sat, Jun 15
    Central Florida Railroad Museum
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA
    Take a trip back in time to the heyday of passenger trains and travelers enjoyed luxuries and amenities that no longer exist. Free admission.
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Dining In Style Exhibit at the Central Florida Railroad Museum
Current Exhibit
Dining in Style: The Golden Age of the Railroad Dining Car

Our current exhibit, Dining in Style:  The Golden Age of the Railroad Dining Car is open through August 3rd.

This free exhibit recalls the refined luxury that travelers experienced from the late 1930’s through the 1960’s during the golden age of railroad passenger trains. 

Travel back to a time when meals were prepared from scratch, served on china dining plates, and savored by guests aboard a streamlined train destined for the Sunshine State.

The exhibit is open during museum hours of 11:00am to 3:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday. We are closed on major holidays including July 4th.

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Winter Garden and the Railroad

The railroad played an integral part in the city of Winter Garden's history. Learn more in this episode of Scrapbook.


Video courtesy of Orange TV Scrapbook

Gift Shop

Books, model trains, tracks, buildings, Thomas gifts, Lionel and collectable trains, artwork and more are available for purchase at the museum gift shop.
Cash, debit cards and credit cards accepted.

Model trains for sale at the Central Florida Railroad Museum
Railroad books for sale at the Central Florida Railroad Museum
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Thomas and Friends Gift Shop

Downtown Winter Garden Live Stream


This live view looks west along Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. The concrete path in the median is the West Orange Trail, a 22-mile path that follows the former route of the Orange Belt Railway.

The Central Florida Railroad Museum is located one block south of Plant Street.

Live camera stream courtesy of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation.

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The Central Florida Railway Historical Society is a 2024 Member of the Heritage Rail Alliance

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Florida Association of Museums Member

The Central Florida Railway Historical Society is a 2024 Member of the American Association for State and Local History

The Central Florida Railway Historical Society is a 2024 Member of the Florida Association of Museums

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The Central Florida Railroad Museum is Operated Through a Cooperative Agreement Between the City of Winter Garden, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Inc. and the Central Florida Railway Historical Society, Inc.

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