Open Hours: Mon - Thur 7:00 am - 5:30 pm & Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Museum Location:
520 East 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771
407.688.5198

Tuesday-Saturday
9 AM – 5 PM

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Welcome to the City of Sanford Museum!

The Sanford Museum opened in 1957 as The Henry Shelton Sanford Memorial Library and Museum. The building was expanded in 1974 and again in 1993. The Sanford Family Collection, including the library and papers of city founder Henry S. Sanford, was donated to the city by Sanford’s daughter, Carola Sanford Dow. On display are European and American paintings, furniture, personal objects and books from 1820-1890.

The Chase Gallery, built in 1993, is named in honor of Sydney O. and Margaret Chase. The gallery has exhibits on local history including: city planning, railroads, riverboats, agriculture, business, education, local celebrities, fire and police departments, and the Naval Air Station Sanford. The sports collection highlights the achievements of Sanford natives including sportscaster Red Barber, baseball stars Tim Raines and David Eckstein, professional football’s Jeff Blake, and Drew “Bundini” Brown, Muhammed Ali’s corner man. The exhibit includes Hall of Fame players who were in Sanford with the New York Giants’ farm system in the 1950s.

Museum Location:
520 East 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771
407.688.5198

Tuesday-Saturday
9 AM – 5 PM

To speak with one of our team members please email or call the Sanford Museum at:

Museum (407)688-5198 Email: SanfordMuseum@sanfordfl.gov
Firehouse

Commercial Historic District

Interactive version of the Commercial Historic District Tour

300 N Park Ave
Sanford FL, 32771

Opening Hours:

Mon – Thur:  7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Fri:  8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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