The Mount Dora Historical Society is excited to announce that Mount Dora is now included in the Florida Stories Walking Tours app.  It is located at www.floridastories.app or download “Florida Stories” in your phone app store. 

“Florida Stories” transports the listener through the past and the present, step by step (or staying in place). “Florida Stories” tours are high-quality, packed with photos and rich audio that will open the user’s eyes to many of Florida’s cities and towns in a way never experienced before.

Florida Stories is a program of Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00. 

The Mount Dora Archives has new content!  The archives contains photos and writings from the collection of the Mount Dora Historical Society.  It is available at www.mountdoraarchives.com.  

The Mount Dora History Museum is the signature project of the Mount Dora Historical Society.  The museum is housed in the first fire station and city jail which was opened in 1923.  The exhibits highlight activities in Mount Dora from the 1880s to the 1930s. Come visit the newly-renovated museum!

The Historical Society offers speakers and events throughout the year to highligh the history of our area and enhance people's awareness of our region. 

The Society was also involved in the restoration of the historic Mount Carmel - Simpson Cemetary located south of St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Highland Avenue and the relocation of the Simpson farmhouse on Donnelly.


Membership in the Historical Society is offered at $15 annually for an individual, $25 for a family, and $50 for a business.  Click here for our latest newsletter which includes the membership application. 


Tours for student and community groups may be scheduled by calling 352-383-0006.