• Posted on 05/15/2013

Orlando has it all, family-friendly experiences, theme parks, outdoor adventures, attractions, awesome culinary and a rich cultural experience. In Orlando you will find live theatre, music, dance, art, film but most of all, time transporting and awe inspiring museums! Take a stroll through some of Orlando's museums:

Chapel at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of America Art is a must-stop for the Winter Park visitors. The museum is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, an all-new fountain pen gallery, windows, lamps, assorted objet d'arts and the chapel interior the artist designed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (pictured above). Admission cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $1 for students and free for children 12 and under. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Hannibal Square Heritage Center

The Hannibal Square Heritage Center is another Winter Park gem. Visitors are invited to appreciate archival of photos and oral history of Winter Park's historic African-American community. Admission is free and open to the public Monday through Friday.                  

Historic Waterhouse Residence & Carpentry Shop Museum

The Historic Waterhouse Residence & Carpentry Shop Museum, constructed in 1884, was home to pioneer settler William H. Waterhouse. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, $2 for children and free for members and children three years and younger.

Orange County Regional History Center

Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center, located in Downtown Orlando, first opened in 1942 in the 1892 red brick Orange County Courthouse.  Affiliated with the Smithsonian, the History Center (pictured above) uses art, artifacts and interactive exhibits to tell the story of how modern Orlando came to be. For hours and admission prices visit historycenter.org.

Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art is located in Loch Haven Park and is a nationally accredited facility with a permanent collection of African, American, Ancient American and contemporary American art and graphics. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, military, groups of 10 or more and college students, $5 for children 4 through 17 and free for members and ages 3 and under.

Mennello Museum of American Art

The Mennello Museum of American Art is located on the picturesque shore of Lake Formosa in Loch Haven Park and showcases changing exhibitions featuring American art of all genres and time periods, including originally curated and traveling shows. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $1 for students and children 6 through 18 and free for children under 6 and active military.

Wells' Built Museum of African-American History

The Wells' Built Museum of African-American History features exhibits, artifacts and memorabilia from the period in which Orlando's cultural fabric was defined by African-American artists and performers.

Winter Park Historical Association and Museum

The Winter Park Historical Museum features exhibits that portray how the city of Winter Park grew from a seasonal resort to a year-round city recognized for education, arts and leisure. Admission is free.

Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts

The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Art is located in Eatonville, the nation's oldest incorporated African-American community and celebrates the works of the local author and other artists of African descent. Admission is free. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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