DescriptionMaitland's 19th-century growth followed a pattern familiar to many central Florida towns. A pioneer fort in the Second Seminole War, the settlement prospered during the citrus-producing era and later swelled as the railroad brought an influx of climate-conscious tourists and entrepreneurs.
The Maitland Historical Museum , 221 W. Packwood Ave., highlights area history in a timeline format and features changing exhibits. The nearby Telephone Museum houses an extensive collection of antique telephones and equipment and traces the growth of the family-owned Winter Park Telephone Co. through photographs, equipment and related memorabilia. For additional information phone Art & History Museums–Maitland at (407) 644-1364.
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey , 1101 Audubon Way, is an urban environmental nature center specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey. The center also is a permanent home to approximately 20 species of raptors that cannot be returned to the wild due to past injuries; phone (407) 644-0190.
Visitor InfoMaitland Area Chamber of Commerce 110 N. Maitland Ave. MAITLAND, FL 32751. Phone:(407)644-0741