Visit Our Country Store

Floral City Heritage Hall Museum “Country Store” had a face lift recently and is now open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Heritage Hall is located in the Floral City Town Center on Orange Avenue, one block east of U.S. Hwy. 41.

The purpose of most museum stores is to raise funds for the museum and its exhibits and to further the knowledge and appreciation of the history and heritage of the area it serves. Read more.

8394 E Orange Ave
Floral City, Florida 34436
in Floral City Town Center
Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-2pm

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"Steamboats: Coming 'Round The Bend" is the newest exibit in the Floral City Heritage Museum. Lots of historic photos help tell the exciting story of steam-powered sternwheel boats on the Withlacoochee River and the Floral City pool of the Lake Tsala Apopka chain of lakes in eastern Citrus County during the last quarter of the 19th century. The star of the exhibit is a quarter-scale model of one of those boats, the "Reindeer", and you can also see the original steering wheel from another of the boats, the "Kitty M. Bell". Be sure to stop by and visit with us, museum hours are Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 2pm. 

A NEW FLORAL CITY HISTORY BOOK ON SALE NOW! Books are available at the Floral City Heritage Museum store weekly on any Friday or Saturday from 10am to 2pm, priced at $23.25

The museum and store is located at 8394 E Orange Ave., that's two blocks east of the U.S. Hwy. 41 traffic light in downtown Floral City.
This is a 128-page photo-history book with over 200 historic photos of Floral City, many never before seen in public. A book such as this makes a wonderful gift, so please visit the museum store during regular hours, 10am to 2pm every Friday and Saturday, and pick up a copy.


THE CONTACT: Spanish Conquistadors in Florida

Follow the exciting stories of the first Spanish explorers in Florida as told in vivid text and illustrations on 13 large, 6 feet by 3 feet panels.
Beginning in 1513 with Juan Ponce de Leon's discovery and naming of La Florida and ending in 1704 with the abandonment of the Spanish missions in Florida.
There are many exciting stories to tell, including a day-by-day chronicle of Hernando de Soto's six day trip through eastern Citrus County.

Also, a large cut-out, six feet tall, figure of a Spanish conquistador is on display for a "selfie" or other photo "ops", so bring your camera!

If you crave more detailed information on the Spanish explorers in Florida a book produced by the museum exhibit committee is for sale in our museum Country Store.

Museum hours are Friday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.  

ALSO: Our Pineola train wreck exhibit is still on display, due to popular request. This exhibits chronicles the human drama that unfolds as two station agents for the Atlantic Coast Line railroad attempt to stop two speeding freight trains headed toward each other. Please stop by and see for yourself the end of the story.

TV VIEWING: We have a 50-inch, flat screen TV for photo viewing. Stop by and see the slide show of colorful "Floral City Scenes" photos. They offer a good representation of what the area around our community looks like, beyond our immediate business district.

While you're in our museum don't miss the opportunity to visit our COUNTRY STORE for unique gift ideas. See our Country Store page for more details.



Visit Our Museum
8394 E Orange Ave
Floral City, Florida 34436
in Floral City Town Center
Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-2pm

The Floral City Heritage Council serves as an advocate for Florida historic preservation and presents and supports Florida folk-life programs. Established in September 1992 as a local branch of the Citrus County Historical Society we support and promote the Society's mission to preserve and further the knowledge of the history and pre-history of Citrus County, Florida and nearby areas.