Museum Info

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, the History Center offers four floors of dynamic exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida history. Enjoy limited-run exhibitions scheduled and riveting programs throughout the year. A free audio tour of the History Center's permanent exhibits is available at admissions.

Hours & Admission

Directions and Parking

The History Center is located on the corner of Magnolia Ave. and Central Blvd. in the heart of downtown Orlando. Parking is available in the garage located across the public library on Central Blvd. The History Center is handicapped accessible with elevators on every floor. Two handicapped parking spaces are available on the north side of the building on E. Washington Street. Our address is 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801.

Parking Map

Upcoming Events

The History Center offers a wide array of programming from limited run exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution to our popular History Camps for kids. Award-winning authors, artists, and historians deliver interesting presentations and staff members share the latest techniques for preserving artifacts.

Events List

Group Tours

Visit with your group of 10 or more and receive a free guided tour with admission.

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Inside the museum

Floors 1 - 4
Ongoing Exhibits
Selections from the vast and varied collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida illustrate 12,000 years of the region's history.

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Floors 2 & 4
Special Exhibitions
As an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center presents limited-run exhibitions of great depth and insight from prestigious museums around the country.

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First Floor Lobby
Emporium Gift Shop
The Emporium offers vintage photographs, quirky Florida souvenirs, delicious treats, classic toys, books, greeting cards, and more.

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