About Us

The Lake County Historical Museum has been preserving and telling the stories of the people and places of Lake County, Florida since 1954. Our mission is to bring to the public the details of the lives, locations and businesses that have made Lake County unique. Our collection includes artifacts not only from Lake County, but indeed all of Florida and many parts of the world in an effort to give depth and context to Lake County’s story.

The museum is located in the beautiful Historic Lake County Courthouse at 317 W. Main St. in Tavares, Florida on the shores of Lake Dora and part of the thriving downtown. We are just 30 minutes from Orlando and the perfect spot to begin your explorations. Within walking distance are seaplane tours and boat excursions through beautiful, unspoiled Florida.