The Telephone Museum

The A&H's Telephone Museum takes visitors on a tour of communications technology and the history of the telephone. Try your hand at the working switching station and then take a look at how communications change throughout time. This exciting collection features several  hands-on displays and includes the story of the Winter Park Telephone Company, founded in Maitland by Carl Galloway.

Discover the Winter Park Telephone Co.

In 1910, local resident Carl H. Galloway decided to improve customer service at his father’s grocery store by installing phones in the homes of his best customers, for them to phone in orders. This is just one of many stories of telephone technology through the years that is shared in the Telephone Museum.

A very special thank you to J. Rodrick Chapman for his volunteer assistance in maintaining the A&H's interactive Telephone Museum.

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