Maitland Historical Museum & Telephone Museum


Maitland Art Center
The Maitland Historical Museum, also known by locals as the Maitland Art Center is housed in what looks like a large Spanish-style villa. The building was originally started as an art colony in the late 1930’s. The main building and accompanying structures are surrounded by lush Florida gardens with pathways weaving you in between different buildings and trees on the property.






Exhibits from Florida and the rest of the country flood the hallways of the museum, and the art center continues to get new exhibitions on a regular basis. The center is also a great place to enjoy cultural programming, art courses and other special events. It’s a great place to bring friends or family if you’re looking to get out from the sun for 30 minutes to an hour. Don’t forget to explore the grounds surrounding the museum.

To the right of the Maitland Historical Museum is the Telephone Museum which goes through the history of the telephone, great for collectors and for visitors who want to see something different.
The main attraction here is a working switching station, the kind that operators once used back in 1940’s, the kind of thing the telephone operators use in the old black and white movies. You, your friends, and your kids can play on the switchboard and plug stuff in and make ringing noises. Even if they don’t want to admit it, everyone wants to mess around around with it for at least a few minutes.



Maitland Art Center Hours
Maitland Historical Museum Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays   11am to 4pm
Telephone Museum Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12pm-4pm
Admission

Maitland Historical $3
Telephone Museum $2

Location

231 W Packwood Ave Maitland, FL 32751-5596
(407) 539-2181
www.maitlandartcenter.com

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