Explore the History of Osceola County


Visit Our Locations

Come explore the amazing history of Osceola County and life in early Florida. During an interactive tour you can experience how people lived in the late 1800s at Pioneer Village, hear fun facts (and the sounds of Florida wildlife), and see award-winning exhibits at the History Museum.

Welcome Center & History Museum

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Monday

The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum was created in partnership with the Osceola County Historical Society and Osceola County to share the county's rich history with locals and visitors.
Free Admission.

Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Monday

The Pioneer Village is a collection of authentic structures which once upon a time stood in different areas of Osceola County. They were carefully relocated to our present location and gently preserved to demonstrate how life was once lived before our modern times.

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Connect With Us


Founded in 1949, our mission is to preserve the rich, cultural history of Osceola County and share it with others. It is with your generosity that we have been able to showcase the area’s history for more than 70 years. Friends & Family When you become a Friend of Osceola History, you are contributing to the overall support of the organization and our ability to […]

Book a Tour

Groups of 15 or more people and tour guide operators can book a tour of Pioneer Village or the History Museum. Options include: Self-guided tour Guided tour with a trained docent Living history tour that will include re-enactors and demonstrations of early pioneer life in Florida. To request a date and pricing, please call 407-396-8644, ext. 2 or complete the request form below.

Osceola History Friends & Family

When you become a Friend of Osceola History, you are contributing to the overall support of the organization and our ability to foster an understanding and enjoyment of the area’s cultural and natural heritage. All Osceola History Friends & Family are recognized in the Annual Report, receive announcements for events, notices and newsletters, get a 20% gift shop discount, and enjoy free, unlimited visits to […]

Become a Volunteer

As our organization grows so does our need for volunteers, no matter what amount of time you can give, we appreciate any service. Sign up and help preserve our county’s rich history. Below is a listing of volunteer opportunities available at the History Museum and at Pioneer Village. Greeter: We are looking for friendly faces who will welcome visitors and engage in conversations on local history. […]

Explore Our History

Votes For Women

Votes For Women

Votes for Women In observance of the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, Osceola History will present Kathryn Chesley portraying Carrie Chapman Catt as she talks about the Women’s Rights Movement, the development of the League of Women Voters and the Equal Rights Amendment. Catt served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and is credited with getting the last state […]

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Tour Guide Training

Tour Guide Training

Osceola History will host training for volunteer tour guides on Friday, October 16 at Pioneer Village. Volunteers are needed to help lead tours at Pioneer Village and assist with field trips. Guided tours are offered as part of the regular admission to the village. We currently offer tours on Wednesday mornings but would like to expand that to other days of the week, especially on […]

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October 2020 Newsletter

October 2020 Newsletter

The Osceola History newsletter for October 2020 is now available. Read about our upcoming new event at Pioneer Village and other activities in the coming months. If you would like future newsletters delivered directly to your Inbox, please complete the form below.

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