Downtown Sanford History & Architectural Tour

Historical Tour – Explore Historic Downtown Sanford more intimately!

Historic Downtown Sanford is admired for its brick-lined streets, boutique storefronts, live oaks, and a significant collection of historic commercial and residential architecture.  Incorporated in 1877, Sanford is one of Central Florida’s oldest incorporated cities.

These exciting historical tours guide you through some architectural styles dating back to 1883 while providing their incredibly rich history. Plus, our resident guide will provide you with fascinating stories about the city’s history while exploring the city more intimately.

                       Historic Downtown Sanford - Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center

The Sanford Historic Architecture Districts Trolley Tours

September 30, 2023 | 9am, 11:30am, 2pm

OFA is partnering with Sanford Tours & Experiences to present a day of Trolley Tours of Historic Sanford on September 30th. There will be three 90-min tours covering the Historic Downtown District and Historic Residential District of Sanford.

Sanford offers diverse architectural styles from traditional Florida to specific styles dating back to 1883.

Historic Downtown District includes more than 25 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Historic Residential District includes about 434 buildings in many historic architectural styles, including Craftsman, Prairie, Queen Anne, Folk Victorian, National, Colonial Revival, Spanish Eclectic, and Mission. 

A fun way to reminisce about the historic charm that remains in the city today!  And when you are done, visit one of the many unique restaurants and breweries in the downtown district.  

Click HERE: Register today, spots are limited for each tour!