Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum
The Osceola County Welcome Centre and History Museum is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1949 to help preserve Kissimmee’s unique and rich history for future generations.
If you want to learn more about the history of Osceola, the Osceola County Welcome Centre and History Museum will welcome you back through the ages and help you and your family learn more about the area’s past.
There are local history exhibits on-site, as well as realistic dioramas that show the four different habitats native to the area. From swamplands to pine flatwoods and oak hammock, and lakefronts, you will be able to envision what Osceola County used to look like and how history and nature are tied together.
Every exhibit has an interactive display and scavenger hunts that will help bring the experience to life.
Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum also has a Pioneer Village that has the 1889 Ross Lanier House, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, an 1882 citrus packinghouse, a general store, and a “cracker house” cow camp. This recreation of a traditional Pioneer Village is a fascinating way to walk through the past and see what life was like over a hundred years ago.
The center also has a multi-purpose room that seats up to 50 people and a mini-kitchen.
The museum and welcome center are open seven days a week from 9AM to 5PM and offers venue rentals for events such as weddings, receptions, holiday parties, concerts, and more.