Historic Downtown Mount Dora Electric Cart Tour
- Live Guide
- Instant Confirmation
- Group Tour
- Pickup Service
- 30 min
Mount Dora, FL is a waterfront city built in the late 1800’s and maintains the style and feel of that era. Our Historic Downtown Electric Cart Sightseeing Tour is the best way to travel the city. Some of the places you'll learn about include the historic Lakeside Inn, oldest Inland Yacht Club in FL, beautiful Queen Anne style architecture of the Donnelly House, Starry Night House and many historic buildings that are now B&Bs such as Grandview and Magnolia Inn. You’ll also learn about the Renaissance building, the Lighthouse at Grantham Pointe, 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 own 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!
Operated by: Mount Dora Transit and Tours
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.
The Donnelly House is 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 though and we’ll give you the low down on our Historic Downtown Electric Cart Tour.
Observed on our tours
On our Historic Downtown Electric Cart Tour we'll pass by the Old Fire Station and Jail House. This building is now the Historical Society Museum and definitely worth a visit after your tour with us as it’s filled with trinkets from years gone by.
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, it opened in 1883 on the banks of Lake Dora. It has been a favorite vacation spot and even a safe haven for many famous and infamous characters.
The Grandview Bed and Breakfast was built in the early 1900’s and sits on over an acre of land near downtown Mount Dora. In its early days it was surrounded by many acres of orange groves 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 its history!
The Magnolia Inn was built in 1926 at the height of the Florida boom as a residence for wealthy gentleman from the Northeast. He not only owned the town newspaper at the time but was one of the founders and huge supporter of the First National Bank of Mount Dora. There is more to the story. Come join us, we’re happy to share what we know with you!