Plan Your Visit
Downtown Winter Garden
Be sure to visit Plant Street, just one block to our north!
There are numerous locally-owned restaurants and shops downtown, along with three nearby museums, the Winter Garden Heritage Museum, the SOBO Art Gallery and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation History Research, Education and Visitors' Center.
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:
Links are provided as a courtesy.
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 free public parking deck located across the street from the museum.
The parking deck has wheelchair accessible spaces on the street level.
Electric car charging stations are available on the street level.
All parking in downtown Winter Garden is free of charge.
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 at spots 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.
All displays are inside the depot in climate-controlled galleries.
Most guests spend less than an hour in the museum, though some with a deep interest in railroad history stay longer.
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.