The Sanford Museum is a division of the Recreation and Parks Department of the City of
Sanford. The museum was established in 1957 as a memorial to the city's founder, Henry Shelton Sanford. The museum was expanded
in 1974 and again in 1994 to allow for the collection and exhibition of items of local historical interest. Today the museum
collects and exhibits historical material relating to the development of the city of Sanford from earliest times to the present
The museums collections include a local history archives, a Sanford photograph collection, a
reference library covering the history of Central Florida, the Henry S. Sanford Papers, a 19th century decorative arts collection,
local business ephemera and a local sports collection.
The Sanford Museum is located at 520 E. First Street in Fort Mellon Park. The
mailing address is P. O. Box 1788, Sanford, Florida 32772-1788. The phone number is 407-302-1000. Alicia Clarke
is the Curator.
The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday 11:00a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
To view a map of the location click on "View Map" below. To get driving directions to
the Museum, fill in your beginning address and click "Plan Route".