Historic Sanford Florida Supervisit

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Tour Overview

Known as the “Historic Waterfront Gateway City,” Sanford sits on the southern shore of Lake Monroe at the head of navigation on the St. Johns River. Native Americans first settled in the area thousands of years before the city was formed, and since then Sanford has been connected to many famous Americans, from several U.S. presidents to Jackie Robinson and a host of legendary sports figures.

Take a break from the thunderous crowds of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the rest of the tourist zone to journey to this waterfront village just a half hour ride north of Orlando. Original Orlando Tours will start your day at the Henry Shelton Sanford Memorial Library and Museum to get an overview of the rich history of the town that we will see shortly.

Then it’s on to historic downtown Sanford, for a guided tour of its Southern charm setting of brick streets, restored buildings and sidewalk cafes. Bring your appetite because along the way we’ll treat you to a great lunch before giving you time on your own to further explore, browse and shop (with exclusive Original Orlando discounts) in this beautiful waterfront town.

Finally we ride past some iconic local sites, including Sanford Stadium, where baseball legend Jackie Robinson first broke the color barrier as he took to the field in 1946 on your way back to hotels, rides and attractions of the Orlando tourist zone.

Historic Sanford Florida Supervisit Tour Includes:

Round-trip transportation from your hotel

  • Admission to the Henry Shelton Sanford Memorial Library and Museum
  • Guided walking tour of historic downtown Sanford
  • Lunch at a Sanford café
  • Time to spend at your leisure in historic downtown Sanford
  • Ride around other Sanford points of interest
  • Assortment of cold drinks and snacks on the trip
  • Professional guide with local commentary along the way
  • 10% discount for your next Original Orlando Tours adventure (valid for 30 days)
  • This Original Orlando Tours Explorer Tour includes an Orlando discount booklet for each guest
  • Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
    • Children Ticket: 4-12
    • Adult Ticket: 13+
  • The minimum age of all our guests is 4 years old

Exclusions and Extras:

  • UPGRADE your lunch to a three-hour cruise on an authentic sternwheeler sailing Lake Monroe for an additional $50+tax/person
  • UPGRADE your tour to include a visit to the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens for an additional $25+tax/person
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible


Approximately 4 hours total (add two or three for a tour upgrade selected above). Please note that Orlando traffic conditions can vary widely while I-4 is under construction. This tour typically operates all year, although the sternwheeler upgrade option only operates on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Cancellation Policy:

You may receive a full or partial refund by notifying us via email at info@originalorlando.com of the cancellation. No refunds shall be issued for cancellations not received at least 72 hours in advance of the starting time and date of your tour. Please review your Terms and Conditions document for other cancellation provisions.

Sunny’s Tips and Bits:

By the first decade of the 20th century, Sanford was one of the largest vegetable shipping centers in the United States and received the nickname “Celery City” for its abundance of crops. Lake Monroe, bordering the north end of downtown Sanford, flows into the St. John’s river, which flows south to north, all the way to downtown Jacksonville and on out to the Atlantic Ocean.


This tour is only offered in English. Florida weather is unpredictable and may impact the tour. If the weather is deemed unsafe by our guide due to weather conditions prior to commencement of the tour, Original Orlando Tours will offer a substitute tour at the original day and time, offer a credit to be used on any future Original Orlando Tours adventure, or fully refund the tour fee, the choice of which is at the option of our special guests impacted by the weather disruption. There are no refunds once the tour has commenced (i.e., the vehicle has left your departure point). This tour also includes an Orlando discount savings booklet. We suggest wearing a hat, comfortable shoes and sunscreen to make your tour an enjoyable one in warm months as well as a jacket in cooler weather.

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 4 Hours (6-7 Hours with Upgrade)
Maximum number of people: 12


100% of guests recommend

4.9 of 5 guest rating

based on 5 reviews

  • "A quaint fun town!"
    Sanford has so much history! Loved the little shops!! Tour guide was phenomenal!
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  • Francisco Riviera

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    "Try the different food spots"
    Me my wife and our two neighbors went on a joint vacation and decided to do something a little bit different. We landed upon Original Orlando Tours and it was worth the searching! Our guide was amazing and gave us lots of details about the area and sent us to some nice spots along the main street to get some wonderful food. Make sure to go to the German market for some authentic food and items to take with you, and hit Wondermade for dessert!
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  • Melanie Flowes

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    "Added on the zoo"
    We took this tour and noticed they had a zoo addition and we thought we might want to do it, it ended up being a nice low stress place with intimate exhibits and I would do it again but some of the animals weren't out for construction, our tour guide made the trip to and through sanford comfortable and fun and I really appreciated it
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  • Jackson Hefling

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    "Very Good"
    Great experience overall for us. The guide was very knowledgeable about the local history and interesting stories.The town was really nice too.
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  • Kaitlin S.

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    "Fantastic day away from roller coasters"
    This was the mid point in our vacation and it was definitely needed. I had gotten sick of all the lines and all the crowds, it wasn't feeling like the most magical place on earth anymore. Luckily we had this tour lined up and it gave us the break we needed to refresh for the rest of the trip, thank you!
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