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Museums in Central Florida

Art, History & Aviation

In Central Florida, you can explore our rich history, exceptional art displays and aviation collections. From Smithsonian affiliate museums, like Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland to murals and local art found on area businesses and public spaces, Central Florida’s art scene is constantly growing.

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Tour Local History

Explore our history when you visit Polk County History Center in Bartow and Lake Wales History Museum. Schedule a tour of L.B. Brown House Museum in Bartow, a house turned museum built by a former slave in 1892.

Aviation Museums

There are a number of aviation museums in Central Florida. Whether you’re visiting for SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, a family vacation or weekend getaway, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, Bartow Airbase History Museum in Bartow, and Fantasy of Flight in Polk City.

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LB Brown House Museum

Exterior of LB Brown House Museum and historical marker sign in Bartow, FL.

Former slave, L.B. Brown, built this house turned museum in 1892. Guided tours of the…

Address: 470 L.B. Brown Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: (863) 944-6136

clewis1942@yahoo.com

USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Hall of Fame

USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Hall of Fame

USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Foundation Hall of Fame brings the history of watersports…

Address: 101 Adventure Court
Davenport, FL 33837

Phone: 863-420-2593

usa-wsf@waterskihalloffame.com

Polk County History Center

3 women looking at citrus themed Polk County exhibits inside Polk County History Center in Bartow, FL

Housed in a 1908 courthouse, this museum showcases the history of Polk County. Galleries rotate…

Address: 100 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: (863) 534-4380

Mulberry Phosphate Museum

alligator skull on display at Mulberry Phosphate Museum

Home to an extensive collection of fossils, a phosphate industry gallery, old photographs and memorabilia…

Address: 101 SE 1st Street
Mulberry, FL 33860

Phone: (863) 425-2823

Polk Museum of Art

Male and female looking at art hanging in gallery at Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL

Polk Museum of Art is one of the top-ten art museums in Central Florida, featuring…

Address: 800 E. Palmetto St.
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: (863) 688-7743 x223

Florida Children’s Museum

Child playing in costume and on stage at Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland, FL

Opening November 4th, Florida Children’s Museum at Bonnet Springs Park, Lakeland will be a spectacular…

Address: 109 N Kentucky Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863-687-3869

African-American Heritage Museum

Exterior of entrance and sign at African American Heritage Museum and Luster All Training Center of Hope in Bartow, FL

Learn about the importance of the African American historical legacy within the region of Central…

Address: 585 E. Summerlin St.
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: (863) 800-6872

lusterafricanamericanmuseum@yahoo.com

Margaret Kampsen Historic Depot

Margaret Kampsen Historic Depot

This train depot was the first on the Haines City to Sebring line of the…

Address: 202 E. Main St.
Dundee, FL 33838

Phone: (863) 419-3145

bmk282@verizon.net

Frostproof Historical Museum

Exterior of Frostproof Historical Museum in Frostproof, FL

The Frostproof Historical Museum contains artifacts, books, photographs and other documents on the history of…

Address: 210 South Scenic Hwy
Frostproof, FL 33843

Phone: (863) 635-7865

frostproofhistmuseum@aol.com

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Carillon Tower at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales

Bok Tower Gardens

Historic Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark, features two hiking trails, 50 acres of gardens, the 20-room El Retiro…

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4 people inside Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, on the campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture at Florida Southern College

Explore the genius of America’s greatest architect through his most fully articulated vision: the National Historic Landmark campus of Florida…

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Exterior of 3-story Wonder House in Bartow, FL

Wonder House Historic Tours

The rebuilding and remodeling of the Wonder House was covered by episode 9 of the Netflix show Amazing Interiors. Owners…

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