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African-American Heritage Museum

Learn about the importance of the African American historical legacy within the region of Central Florida, and beyond.

African American Heritage Museum is a place where visitors can learn about the rich and diverse experiences of being a person of African American descent in Central Florida, and how our black ancestors’ lives helped shape the history of Florida. The Museum seeks to educate people of all races to value the countless contributions of black Americans to the United States.

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Polk County History Center

Housed in a 1908 courthouse, this museum showcases the history of Polk County. Galleries rotate exhibits every two months. Includes…

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L. B. Brown House Museum

Former slave, L.B. Brown, built this house turned museum in 1892. Guided tours are held Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., by…

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Lake Wales History Museum

Featuring permanent exhibits from Lake Wales history, its industries, a railroad layout and caboose as well as seasonal displays.

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