Lake/Sumter County

Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the Lake County and Sumter County, Florida area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
Kids Lake County and Sumter County: Historical and Educational Attractions - Fun 4 Lake Kids
Alice McClelland Bandshell at Eustis Lake Walk

The Alice McClelland bandshell was financed by William S. McClelland a local banker, businessman, and civic leader. He constructed the bandshell in ho ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Lake County
200 Ferran Park Drive, Eustis, FL, 32726
Baker House

The Baker House was built by Senator David H. Baker in the late 1800's. It has stood for over 100 years and has seen the world around it change. It ...

Area: Sumter County
6106 County Road 44A, Wildwood, FL, 34785
Citrus Tower

A Central Florida landmark since 1956, the Citrus Tower stands unrivaled as a majestic and monumental tribute to Central Florida’s famed citrus indust ...

Area: South Lake County
141 North Hwy 27, Clermont, FL, 34711
Clermont Historic Village Museum

The South Lake County Historical Society invites you to visit the Clermont Historic Village Museum. Each building offers you a glimpse into the rich h ...

Free: Yes
Area: South Lake County
490 West Avenue, Clermont, FL, 34711
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, acquired by the State of Florida in 1921, is the second oldest site in the state whose protection and preservati ...

Area: Sumter County
7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, FL, 33513
East Lake Historical Society Museum

East Lake Historical Society Museum is located in the Treadwell Building at the intersection of SR 46 & CR 437S. Stop by and browse around. We have a ...

Area: North Lake County
SR 46 & CR 437 S, Sorrento, FL, 32776
Eustis Historical Museum

Built in 1911, the 4,500 sq ft. Clifford house has 18 rooms and is home to the Eustis Historical Museum and Citrus Museum. Our mission is to preserve ...

Area: North Lake County
536 North Bay Street, Eustis, FL, 32726
Florida National Cemetery

The cemetery features a Memorial Pathway that is lined with a variety of memorials that honor America’s veterans. As of 2003, there were 47 such memor ...

Area: Sumter County
6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL, 33513
Grand Magnolia Inn

This building first opened as the First State Bank in 1913 and was known as the “McClelland Building” after the bank’s president – William S. McClella ...

Area: North Lake County
108 N. Bay Street, Eustis, FL, 32726
Groveland Historical Museum

The Groveland Historical Museum exhibits include Groveland sports history memorabilia, civil war videos, and more. Visit website for hours.

Free: Yes
Area: South Lake County
243 S. Lake Avenue, Groveland, FL, 34736
Historic Downtown Mount Dora

The City of Mount Dora has a fascinating history. The large, beautiful lake upon which the city grew is named for Ms. Dora Ann Drawdy, who homesteade ...

Area: North Lake County
341 Alexander Street, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
Lady Lake Historical Society Museum

The Society's mission is to identify, collect and exhibit the ideas, arts and artifacts of the Lady Lake area's heritage to preserve the past for futu ...

Area: North Lake County
107 S. Old Dixie Highway, Lady Lake, FL, 32159
Lake County Historical Museum

The Lake County Historical Museum offers an exciting and informative view of Lake County’s history. Every month, new exhibits are on display and the m ...

Area: North Lake County
315 West Main Street, Tavares, FL, 32778
Lakeside Inn Mount Dora

Built in 1883, Lakeside Inn is the oldest continuously operating hotel in the State of Florida. The last of the Grand Victorian Era Hotels still remai ...

Area: North Lake County
100 North Alexander Street, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
Leesburg Historical Museum

The Leesburg Heritage Museum is located in the historic Woman’s Club Building. The museum has an interesting history all its own. It has been home to ...

Area: North Lake County
111 South 6th Street, Leesburg, FL, 34748
McTureous Homestead and Museum

The McTureous Homestead and Museum interprets an early 19th century cracker home. In addition, this is the boyhood home of U.S. Marine and World War I ...

Area: North Lake County
42118 State Road 19, Altoona, FL, 32702
Mount Dora History Museum

Mount Dora History Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Mount Dora to residents and visitors alike. The building itself, c ...

Area: North Lake County
450 Royellou Lane, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
Paquette's Historical Farmall Tractor Museum

A 45,000 sq. ft. museum dedicated to the preservation of the International Harvester farming and construction equipment. They also host an annual tra ...

Area: North Lake County
615 S. Whitney Road, Leesburg, FL, 34748
Presidents Hall of Fame, The

The Presidents Hall of Fame is an "edutainment" family attraction in Clermont. All 45 presidents are represented with artifacts from each administrati ...

Area: South Lake County
123 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL, 34711
Showcase of Citrus

A family owned and operated Estate cultivating over 70 varieties of citrus. The Showcase of Citrus is an adventure off the beaten path known for its W ...

Area: South Lake County
5010 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL, 34714