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Plan Your Visit

Central Florida Railroad Museum

Your Visit

All displays are located in climate-controlled galleries and docents are available to answer your questions.
The galleries house historical information, photographs and artifacts from the railroads that served Winter Garden and Central Florida.
An extensive dining car china and silver collection, donated by the Root Family of Daytona Beach, is a highlight of the museum and features more than 30 china patterns from a dozen railroads.
Lanterns, lamps, locomotive bells, a motor car, station signage are on display, along with artifacts from railroads around the country.
If you have a group larger than 15 persons, please contact us in advance using the Contact page form.

Parking

The museum has several free, 2-hour public parking spaces on the south side of the museum along Tremaine Street in an unpaved, gravel area.

A three-story public parking deck is located across the street from the museum and provides wheelchair accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging stations on the street level.

All parking in downtown Winter Garden is free of charge.

The Winter Garden Farmers Market, which features more than 90 vendors, is held across the street from the museum every Saturday from 8:00am until 1:00pm. Parking spaces are in high demand on Saturdays.

Download the Winter Garden Downtown Parking Map.

Parking Garage Winter Garden
Winter Garden Clock Tower

Downtown Winter Garden

Be sure to visit Plant Street and downtown Winter Garden, just one block north of the museum. 

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

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

The 22-mile West Orange Trail passes through downtown Winter Garden following 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.

Museum Accessibility

Because our depot is over 100 years old, there are limitations to wheelchair access. The street level is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, however aisles and walkways are narrow due to doorways and displays.
The freight area of the depot houses multiple displays, is about four feet higher than street level, and is accessed by six 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.

Central Florida Railroad Museum

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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  • August Meeting and Presentation
    August Meeting and Presentation
    Mon, Aug 12
    Central Florida Railroad Museum
    Aug 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA
    Aug 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, USA
    The August program features a talk by Bill 'Boxcar' Leach and David Cook, two retired railroaders who worked in Central Florida in the 1970's through 1990's. They'll share stories and answer questions from the audience. The meeting begins at 7:00pm. Free admission and open to visitors.
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  • Archives Day at the Museum
    Archives Day at the Museum
    Sat, Jul 13
    Winter Garden
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Winter Garden, Central Florida Railroad Museum
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Winter Garden, Central Florida Railroad Museum
    Our Archives has thousands of documents, photos, timetables, menus, maps and more. Once a quarter, we'll showcase some of these items in our meeting room, and answer your questions about the railroads and trains they represented. Free admission.
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Virtual Museum Tour

Enjoy a tour with our docent. Thanks to Florida Stops for visiting our museum and recording the tour in 2020.

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