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Lake Wales History Museum | Lake Wales, Florida
Welcome to the

Lake Wales
History Museum

Located in Lake Wales, Florida, and open year-round, the museum is one of the oldest history museum’s in Polk County.


Lake Wales History Museum | Lake Wales, Florida | Since 1967


325 South Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, Florida 33853




We’re located in between Tampa and Orlando – just a one hour drive from either direction. From I-4, take US HWY 27 South into Lake Wales. Follow signs to the historic district. Turn left on Central Avenue. Turn right on Scenic Highway. The museum is located in the old pink depot building.

Lake Wales History Museum | Lake Wales, Florida | Events


Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10a – 5p
Thursday 10a – 5p
Friday 10a – 5p
Saturday 10a – 5p

Closed on Holidays

4th of July
Thanksgiving Day
The Day After Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day


Adults                  $5

Child (0-18)        Free

Members             Free


The museum welcomes all visitors, and works to provide an inclusive experience for all people.  For any persons with mobility disabilities, we have a zero-entry ramp to the main galleries of the museum. We have designated accessible parking spaces and restrooms. Although the second level of the house is only accessible via stairs, plans are in motion to add a wheelchair lift.  Exhibit text is set in larger fonts, and audio tags can provide additional information.  To help visitors with children and adults on the autism spectrum prepare for your visit, you may download the museum’s Social Story about what to expect while visiting the museum.  Staff and volunteers will do their best to accommodate any individuals with special needs or disabilities.