The Historic Village is a collection of buildings reflecting Florida’s history through architecture, artifacts and furnishings from the late 1800’s to the 1920’s. Tours of the buildings are led by knowledgeable volunteers. The Townsend House was built by the first African American to settle in Clermont and was the home of the town midwife. The Kern House was built by Alexander Kern and his family, who settled in Clermont after moving down from New Jersey in the mid-1800’s. He built and operated the first water system in Clermont. The other buildings on the tour are the Train Depot, the Cooper Library, and the Quonset Hut. The Village is in a beautiful setting right on the Lake Minneola Scenic Trail. Guided tours are available on weekends from 1pm-4pm, but feel free to call ahead to make arrangements if you wish to visit the Village during the week. The tours are free, but a small donation is encouraged.
Last modified: August 27th, 2017