Museums  & Gardens

With its old world charm, Winter Park is an arts and cultural gem.  The city offers a robust events calendar along with some of the most thought provoking galleries and gardens in the area. Spend your day visiting some of these cultural treasures or taking in the tranquility and beauty of a local garden. Some of our favorite places are listed below.

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

An unexpected pleasure, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the largest collection of works by American designer Louis Comfort Tiffany, famous for his Tiffany Glass works. There are also collections of American paintings, decorative arts and graphics from the early 19th century, and a large collection of American pottery. The museum boasts more than 19,000 square feet of public and exhibition space.

Stop by this museum, located at:
445 North Park Avenue
Winter Park

407-645-5311

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

Featuring the work of internationally acclaimed Czech sculptor Albin Polansek, the galleries, 3-acre sculpture gardens, and Lake Osceola home showcase more than 200 pieces of the artist’s work. Exhibits change frequently and celebrate regional and international artists in the same vein.

Don’t miss this beautiful garden, located at:
633 Osceola Avenue
Winter Park, Florida

Hannibal Square Cultural Center

This center, established in 2007 by the Crealde’ School of Art in partnership with residents of the Hannibal Square Community, pays tribute to the contributions of the historic Hannibal Square African American community in Winter Park.  The center offers educational programs, a rotating Visitor’s Exhibition Series, and public art installations. It also hosts the award winning Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park.

There’s a lot going on at:
642 W New England Ave
Winter Park, Florida

(407) 539-2680

Kraft Azalea Gardens

This 5.22 acre public park located on the shores of Lake Maitland, is particularly beautiful from January – March when the azaleas are in full bloom.  There is a small dock open for fishing, grand cypress trees, and breathtaking sunset views. If you make a trip to the park on a weekend, expect to see photographers and the occasional small wedding celebration.

Don’t miss this garden, especially when the Azalea are blooming. Visit:
Alabama Drive
Winter Park, Florida

(407) 599-3334

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