Plan Your Visit

Downtown Winter Garden

Be sure to visit downtown Winter Garden during your visit. 

There are numerous locally-owned restaurants and shops in the downtown historic district.  

The Winter Garden Heritage Museum, the SOBO Art Gallery and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation History Research, Education and Visitors' Center are all within walking distance of the railroad museum.

The 22-mile West Orange Trail runs in the center of Plant Street through downtown and follows the former Orange Belt Railway route. 

Saturdays feature the popular Winter Garden Farmers Market, one block west of the museum.

For more information about downtown Winter Garden, visit the official city site: 

https://downtownwg.com/

Links are provided as a courtesy and do not imply an endorsement.

Parking

The museum has several free, 2-hour public parking spaces on the south side of the museum along Tremaine Street. These spaces are in a gravel/ballasted area.
There is also a three-story public parking deck located across the street from the museum.
The parking deck has wheelchair accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging stations on the street level.
All parking in downtown Winter Garden is free of charge.

Museum Accessibility

Because our depot is over 100 years old, there are limitations to wheelchair access. The street level is accesible to wheelchairs and strollers, however aisles and walkways are narrow due to doorways and displays.
The freight area of the depot houses multiple displays and is about four feet higher than street level and is accessed by six small steps on a narrow stairway. A handrail is provided on one side of the stairs, however the freight area is not accessible to wheelchair-bound guests.
The restroom is located in the upper, freight area of the depot.

Your Visit

All displays are inside the depot in climate-controlled galleries. Docents are available to answer your questions.

Most guests spend less than an hour in the museum, though some with a deep interest in railroad history enjoy an extended visit.

Our galleries house historical information, photographs and artifacts from the railroads that served Winter Garden and Central Florida.

An extensive china collection from the heyday of a meal in the dining car are on display, along with silverware and menus.

Lanterns, lamps, locomotive bells, a motor car, station signage are on display.

Additional displays and artifacts from railroads around the country are also displayed.

If you have a group larger than 15 persons, please contact us in advance using the Contact page form.


Watch the video below for a virtual tour of the museum!

 

Virtual Museum Tour

Enjoy a tour with our docent. Thanks to Florida Stops for visiting our museum and recording the tour!

 
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