325 S Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales Florida 33853
Housed in the former 1928 Atlantic Coast Line train depot; a turn-of-the-century Pullman car is the highlight of the center's displays, which include photographs and memorabilia pertaining to local history and the railroad, cattle, citrus and turpentine industries. Also featured are a 1926 restored caboose, a 1944 engine and changing exhibits. The adjacent 1916 Lake Wales
depot is restored as a train and citrus museum. Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm. Closed holidays. Free to the public.
Other History nearby:
(Cocoa) Brevard Museum, History/Natural Science
(Cocoa) Cocoa Village
(Lake Wales) Depot - Lake Wales Museum
(Kissimmee) Medieval Life
(Bartow) Polk County Historical Museum
(Ybor City) Ybor City State Museum
01/26 Coming to The Lake Wales area
Florida Old Time Music Championship Dade City FL April5-6 FOTMC celebrates Old Time Music in Florida, encompassing musical styles ranging from child ballads to southern dance music of old time string bands. Contests in many old time acoustic instruments, String Band and Old Time Singing contests.
Delray Beach Affair Delray Beach FL April5-7 The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue and two city parks. The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts and funky products from around the world.
New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest New Smyrna Beach FL April5-7 New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest features world class air shows .....day and night! As well as amazing live music on stage and all of the fun in the Entertainment Theater
Peace River Celtic Festival Punta Gorda FL April10 Our Festival is perpetually dedicated to the memory of David Parker, member of Elks Lodge 2606 and the founder of the Peace River Celtic Festival. David loved Celtic music, laughter, good friendship and good times! If you cherish these things as well, you'll want to be part of this special event!
Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show Brooksville FL April5-13 Week long celebration of the county, entertainment, food, fair rides, livestock and agriculture competitions, demolition derby.
UCF Book Festival Orlando FL April13 The UCF Book Festival showcases 60 renowned authors, exhibitors, free book appraisals, special children’s activities and more.