Uncover History

To hear some people tell it, Orlando’s history didn’t begin until Walt Disney World® Resort opened in 1971 — but the fact is, the region’s rich past can be traced to the prehistoric era.

    In the heart of Winter Garden, The Heritage Museum, the History Research and Education Center, and Visitors’ Center document the area’s past, while the Central Florida Railroad Museum showcases the railroad’s influence.

    Tour the historic Town of Eatonville, which is one of the oldest African American communities in the country and the childhood home of celebrated author Zora Neale Hurston. It’s also the site of the annual ZORA!® Festival.

    Enrich Your Adventure

    Unlock Orlando’s deep history with enriching museums, outdoor galleries and more throughout the destination.

    Explore Orlando's Diverse Culture

    Explore African American, Asian American, Hispanic and Latino, and LGBTQ+ history and influence in the Orlando area.

    Explore Orlando's Diverse Culture

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    Asian American

    Discover unique Asian American and Pacific Islander restaurants, shops and celebrations.

    FusionFest 2022 Thuyvi Gates, & FusionFest

    Hispanic & Latino

    Explore fascinating examples of Hispanic and Latino history and influence all over town.

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    LGBTQ+

    Welcome to Orlando: an inclusive destination where dragons, coasters and Pride flags fly.

    Explore Culture & Diversity

    Use this interactive map to discover culture and diversity throughout Orlando.

    More to Explore

    You will never run out of one-of-a-kind adventures in Orlando. See what else is waiting to amaze you.