Seek friendly ghosts at the only National Historic Landmark in Central Florida


ORLANDO (September 25, 2017)– The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) boasts two beautiful campuses with five museums and artist studios. The A&H’s Maitland Art Center was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2014, due to its unique Mayan-Revival architecture. It’s also a place where at least one friendly ghost has been seen, and smelled!

Maitland Art Center, known as the Research Studio when established in 1937 by architect and artist Andre Smith, and was a lively colony that hosted artists of national prominence. The MAC’s founder died in 1959, but some visitors say they’ve seen him through the windows of his studio, or smelled his cigar smoke.

In October, look for André yourself, when the A&H features Haunted Tours of both the Maitland Art Center campus and the Waterhouse Residence Museum at Lake Lily.


Friday, October 20 | Tours begin every 30 minutes, 6:00-9:00pm
A&H’s Maitland Art Center
Join us for a paranormal tour of the Maitland Art Center campus. Hear ghost stories and be guided around “one of the most haunted spots in Central Florida” (according to the Orlando Weekly).

HAUNTED WATERHOUSE – special evening tours
Saturday, October 21 | Tours begin every 30 minutes, from 6:00-9:00pm
A&H’s Waterhouse Residence Museum
See how the museum is transformed to a Halloween-themed wonderland. Learn Victorian-era traditions and folklore surrounding death.

Cost: $4 A&H member; $5 Maitland resident; $6 others

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