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You’ll also learn about the Renaissance building, the Lighthouse at Grantham Pointe, and Mount Dora History Museum on Royellou Lane, which was originally the firehouse and jail (and you’ll learn the story behind Royellou Lane). There is so much more to explore! Each place has its intriguing back story that our guides are happy to share. Welcome to the epitome of the South! This relaxing and fun sightseeing tour is a great way to experience the unique history, southern charm, and Oak Tree canopy that is Mount Dora, FL!
On this tour, we will pass by the Rusty Anchor is the oldest operating (31+ years) tour company in Mount Dora. They offer covered pontoon boat tours through the famous Dora Canal. You’ll learn the history of this unique company on our Historic Downtown Electric Cart Tour, and we’ll wave at the Captains as we pass by. We will have the chance to pass by The Donnelly House, a beautiful Queen Anne-style home built for the Love of his Life in 1893 by JP Donnelly. JP was one of the Founders of the local Yacht Club, the First Mayor of Mount Dora, and quite the character. There is a twist here, and we’ll give you the low down on our Historic Downtown Electric Cart Tour.
We’ll pass by the Old Fire Station and Jail House on our Historic Downtown Electric Cart Tour. This building is now the Historical Society Museum and is worth a visit after your tour with us, as it’s filled with trinkets from years ago. As we guide you through the 5+ acre property of the oldest continuously running hotel in Florida, you’ll learn the story behind The Historic Lakeside Inn. A Victorian Hotel with beautiful lush grounds opened in 1883 on the banks of Lake Dora. It has been a favorite vacation spot and haven for many famous and infamous characters.
The Grandview Bed and Breakfast was built in the early 1900s and sit on over an acre of land near downtown Mount Dora. It was surrounded by many acres of orange groves in its early days, and the windmill that pumped water for irrigation still stands on the property. On your tour, you’ll discover the invention of its original owner and be amazed at its beauty and history!
Lastly, we will pass by Magnolia Inn, built in 1926 at the height of the Florida boom, as a residence for the wealthy gentleman from the Northeast. He owned the town newspaper then and was one of the founders and huge supporters of the First National Bank of Mount Dora. There is more to the story. Join us; we’re happy to share what we know with you!
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Mount Dora Transit guides are required to regularly wash their hands