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Region: Central Florida

Orlando & Mount Dora Railway
150 W. 3rd Ave.
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Local Phone: 352-383-8878


Began operations on October 25th, 2003. It is a tourist passenger railroad that runs from Mount Dora to Eustis in central Florida on the tracks of the Florida Central Railroad.

Headquartered in downtown Mount Dora, and operating on rails that date back to the 1880's, we offer a unique glimpse into the past of our American heritage, with a number of vintage rail excursions that we are certain the whole family will enjoy.

For some it will bring back fond memories of their youth and for others it will be an exciting look back into the railroad heritage of a by-gone era.

Our Ticket Agency and Gift Shop are located at 150 West Third Avenue in downtown Mount Dora, at the corner of Third and Alexander Streets. It is directly in front of the historic Lakeside Inn, and across from the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber building is the renovated Atlantic Coast Line Railroad station that was built in 1915.

Our depot is a renovated 1935 Pullman coach (car No. 833), that was in service for Seaboard Air Line Railroad, on their famous Orange Blossom Special, until it's retirement in the late 1960's. Our gift shop has a wide variety of gifts and specialty items sure to please railfans of all ages.

The depot is equipped with an entrance ramp for easy access, a handicapped accessible restroom, and a waiting area for passengers. Boarding for our trains is from platform level with no stairs to climb.

Our depot is open one half hour before the first train departure of the day and will close one half hour after the last train of the day.

From Orlando:
There are three ways to get to Mount Dora from Orlando. All depend upon your location in Orlando.

(1) Take I-4 east to Altamonte Springs. In Altamonte Springs take Highway 436 west, travel 436 to 441 just outside of Apopka; turn north on 441 passing thru Apopka. Continue on 441 towards Mt. Dora. Turn left off 441 on to Donnelly Street heading into Mount Dora. Follow Donnelly to downtown Mount Dora and make a right on Third Avenue. One block west on Third Avenue is our depot. Our station is located in a bright red railway passenger coach.

(2) Take I-4 east to Highway 441. Turn north towards Apopka/Mount Dora. Once on 441 follows instructions as listed above.

(3) Take the Florida Turnpike north to Ocala. Turn right on Turnpike 429 and travel to Highway 441 (Orange Blossom Trail). Turn left on 441 and proceed thru Plymouth to the Mount Dora turn off as described in route 1.

From Sanford:
Take Highway 46 west straight into Mount Dora. Turn right on Highland Street and travel to the first stop light. At the stop, light turn left on Fifth Avenue and continue on to the next stop light. At the stop light turn left onto Donnelly Street. Travel two blocks and turn right on Third Avenue. One block west on Third Avenue is our depot. Our station is located in a bright red railway passenger coach.

From Daytona:
Take I-4 towards Orlando, follow our instructions from Sanford as found above.

From Leesburg:
Follow 441 towards Orlando, turn right onto Donnelly Street traveling 2 miles into Mount Dora. Follow Donnelly into the downtown area. Turn right onto Third Avenue. One block west on Third Avenue is our station. Our station is located in a bright red railway passenger coach.

Public Parking:
After you pass Third Avenue, but before you cross the railroad tracks, there is a two-level parking garage on the left. It is the closest off-street parking area to the ticket office. To access the lower level turn into the garage before you cross our railroad tracks. To access the upper level turn left on Third Avenue. Travel one-half block and turn right. This will give you access to the upper level. Handicapped parking is also available in the garage. Public parking in Mount Dora is FREE! Other public lots are available within two blocks of our station.