Let your imagination wander back in time to the late 19th century, when proud craftsmen built homes from native woods using only hand tools.

Carpentry Shop Museum

The A&H’s Carpentry Shop Museum was constructed around 1883, and served as the site of William Waterhouse’s woodworking and construction business. The Carpentry Shop Museum was where he, along with the help of his 14 year old son Charles, built much of his family’s home (now known as the A&H’s Waterhouse Residence Museum). The Carpentry Shop Museum was restored through collaborative efforts between the Art & History Museums Maitland, the City of Maitland and the State of Florida. This working museum offers a permanent collection of woodworking tools and materials commonly used at the turn-of-the twentieth century – including some tools owned by Mr. Waterhouse himself.  Visit the Tickets page for hours.

Learn more about the current and upcoming exhibitions featured in A&H’s five Museums or discover the permanent collections at the Art & History Museums – Maitland by selecting below.