Stopped in Sanford, Florida, prior to Amtrak Auto Train boarding. Amtrak offers a free trolley from train to town. What a delight!
When visiting Sanford stop by the Visitor Center first. They offer maps and good ideas on what to see in the area.
Such pretty homes in the historical district.
Next the Sanford Museum.
This free venue gives insight to Sanford history. Sanford was the largest fruit and vegetable shipping center at the beginning of the 20th century.
Henry Sanford developed over 140 citrus varieties. Due to a winter freeze from 1894-1895 citrus groves were destroyed and a conversion to vegetables occurred, making Sanford the Celery City. The last celery crop was 1970.
Sanford is also known for football family legacies, the man who developed Chun King, and the Snappin’ Turtle Lawnmower. Items related to this memorabilia are all on display in the museum.
Main Street Sanford
Famous German Restaurant
This began as the owner was one of the kids from Germany who manned the Epcot German Pavilion. He never left and grateful to us all who enjoy his German food, grocery, and clothing store.
Many flea markets occur during the year.
Then there is the marina area with pocket parks and a walkway next to the lake.
And, last but not least a zoo on the outskirts of town. Due to time constraints I didn’t make it, however, rumor has it it’s worth the trip.
On to find the Amtrak Station………