Last updated: 9/11/2020
Sanford, Florida
Street Address
520 E. First Street
Sanford, FL 32772
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1788
Sanford, FL 32772
Hours
Tuesday - Friday11 AM - 4 PM
Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Admission is free.
Free. Donations Accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Brigitte Stephenson, Curator
phone: 407-688-5198
Description

The Sanford Museum houses exhibits illustrating the history of the City of Sanford and the life and times of City founder Henry S. Sanford.

Built as a memorial to Henry Shelton Sanford, the museum houses his library and manuscript collection as well as a collection of 19th century decorative arts which belonged to the Sanford family. Henry S. Sanford, 1823-1891, was a lawyer, diplomat, and innovator in the production of citrus. His papers reflect his entire career and contain information on diplomatic matters and business during the Victorian age. His library contains books and magazines in seven languages which cover law, politics, religion, science, and popular fiction.

Group tours are available by appointment. For more information, call 407.688.5198.

Mission

To collect and exhibit items dealing with the development of the city of Sanford from the time Florida became a U.S. territory to the present and to perpetuate the memory of Henry S. Sanford, founder of the city.

Artifact Collections

Expanded in 1973 and in 1993, the museum serves as a repository for the city's history. Research collections are available to the public.

Governance

Municipal

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

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