• Mount Dora Area Chamber Bringing History Back To Train Depot

    Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce Renovating Historic Train Depot

    Mount Dora (FL) – June 10, 2022 – Over this summer, the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce will be renovating the Mount Dora Visitor Center with grants from the Mount Dora Community Trust. The Atlantic Coastline Railroad Company constructed the current home of the Mount Area Chamber of Commerce in 1915. The building has served as the Visitor Center for Mount Dora for decades after the end of passenger travel on the rails snaking through central Florida. Part of the community's heritage, the Historic Train Depot brings train enthusiasts and history buffs from all over the world curious to learn about the building, the town, and their shared histories. 

     

    As part of the restoration, the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce (MDACOC) is seeking out train memorabilia from the train lines which owned the depot, the Atlantic Coast Line, and Seaboard Coast Line. If you have items that you want to share with people, MDACOC are interested in displaying them at the Visitor Center. You can donate items, loan them, and you be given credit with each item displayed. Please help share the history of Mount Dora with the people who visit!

     

    Please contact the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce if you have an item connected to the railroad in Mount Dora. They can't wait to share the history of the Historic Train Depot with your help! You can stop in the Visitor Center Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., call at 352-383-2165, or email with a description of the item and pictures at media@mountdora.com.

    About Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 341 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora, Florida. The Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the business community's interests. The mission of the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce is to "Promote, Support & Empower Member Success." Learn more about the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at www.mountdora.com or call 352-383-2165.


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