Some five miles north of Orlando in Orange County, Winter Park is known for its Old World charm, elegant homes, bricked streets, oak-lined streets, and quaint shops.
It is known too for its shopping and dining in downtown Winter Park, the historic Hannibal Square district, Winter Park Village and other areas throughout the city.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park holds the world’s most extensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany works, including Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows and lamps, and the breathtaking chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Other museums are Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park Historical Museum, and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. The newly dedicated Hannibal Square Heritage Center is home to a permanent collection of exhibits documenting the history and contributions of the African American residents of Winter Park.
Two of its major events are the Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival and the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.
The Scenic Boat Tour takes visitors past lakefront mansions and through the city’s historic canals.