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Cultural Sites

 Maitland Public Library

The Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland, Avenue was organized in 1896 to serve residents within the city limits of Maitland. The collection contains over 75,000 items, including fiction and non-fiction books, reference materials, audio books and videotapes. Programs for children starting January 10, 2002, include Baby Toddler Story Time for children ages 0 to 24 months, held each Thursday at 10:15 a.m., Preschool Story Time, which includes crafts and stories, held each Thursday at 10:45 a.m. for ages two, three, four, and five, Afternoon Story Time, including crafts and stories, held each Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for ages five and six, and Goodnight Moon Story Time held each Monday at 7:00 p.m. including crafts and night time stories. The Friends of the Maitland Public Library sponsor a twice-yearly lecture series and hold used book sales in April and October. For more information on library services and programs call 407-647-7700.

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 Maitland Art & History Museums

Art & History Museums

Art & History Museums Maitland
The Art & History Museums Maitland offers a rich diversity of experiences for everyone from high quality exhibitions of regionally acclaimed artists, to hands-on history programs, to exciting special events and more.

Maitland Art Center

Maitland Art Center

The Maitland Art Center located at 231 W. Packwood Avenue, was founded as an artist colony in 1937 by visionary artist and architect, Jules André Smith. The Maitland Art Center offers art instruction, exhibits, working artists' studios, and public programming in an unequaled architectural environment.

Waterhouse Residence Museum

Waterhouse Residence Museum

The Waterhouse Residence Museum located at 820 Lake Lily Drive offers a glimpse into Florida Victorian life as docents guide visitors through the home of one of Maitland's founding families, the Waterhouses.

Carpentry Shop Museum

Carpentry Shop Museum

The Carpentry Shop Museum located at 820 Lake Lily Drive is one of the few antique tool museums in the Southeast and honors traditional woodworking through not only an extensive collection of woodworking tools, but also a hands-on experience for visitors.

Telephone Museum

Telephone Museum

The Telephone Museum located at 221 W. Packwood Avenue has a nationally significant collection of telephone technology from 1910 to present that tells the story of telephony both locally and nationally.

Maitland Historical Museum

Maitland Historical Museum
Visitors to the Maitland Historical Museum located at 221 W. Packwood Avenue explore the American experience through the history of Maitland and its founders.

Admission will be charged for each of the three locations:
  • Maitland Historical Museum and The Telephone Museum
  • Waterhouse Residence Museum and Carpentry Shop Museum
  • Maitland Art Center Galleries
Admission: Members & Children (0-3) -FREE, Children (4-17) & Seniors (55+)$2.00,Adults (18-54) $3.00 Hours for Galleries and Museum Store at the Maitland Art Center are: Tuesday – Sundays 11 am – 4 pm. Hours for the Historical Museums - Thursday – Sundays noon – 4 pm

For more information please call 407.539.2181 or visit

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