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Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 227 E Kennedy Blvd, Eatonville, FL 32751-5303
Phone Number: +1 407-647-3307
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Named after the celebrated writer and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston,...

Named after the celebrated writer and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, this museum features old photos of the town of Eatonville.

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The Eatonville Zora Neale Hurston experience can be a good one if you have background knowledge of Zora's early days prior to her many moves when she lived briefly in Eatonville... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2012
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Lakeland, Fla.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I planned this trip after falling in love with the entire Zora Neale Hurston story of her life, work and sad death. I went here looking for knowledge I call 3 mths in advance I paid over 100$ for a 4 hr tour and lasted about 2 hrs and I walked away being disrespected insulted and I felt like it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

The museum is small, so easily missed, you may pass it before realising this is it. Eatonville is an African American town and Zora is one of it's stars. The museum charts her life and experiences with portraits and other objects of interest. A small exhibition but worth seeing without doubt. While your there, stop for lunch at Gordon Be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

The first time that I visited Eatonville. I was in Florida to conduct Hurston-related research in Gainesville, Florida, and, having flown into Orlando, I felt compelled to make the pilgrimage the nearby town that meant so much to Zora. Having read and taught Zora Neale Hurston's books for more than 20 years--and read and head so much about Eatonville's history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

The museum is modest but the exhibit thought-provoking and original. Take the self-guided walking tour of this historic town, you will definitely gain a perspective that is unusual and interesting. Admission is free (donation requested).

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

I have no idea why or how this got the name "national museum of fine arts" when there's no art. I visited the museum because I was in town for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival. I walked in and out in 60 seconds. The gallery space was slightly large than your average two car garage. The "art" on display was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

It's not a museum about Zora but a gallery of art works. When we visited, it was showing beautiful posters for past Zora Hurston's festivals. It's also the office organizing the ZNH's yearly festival and the have all the information about it, as well as detailed info about the town and Zora's life. Very friendly and informative.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

The Eatonville Zora Neale Hurston experience can be a good one if you have background knowledge of Zora's early days prior to her many moves when she lived briefly in Eatonville. Seeing the town of Eatonville itself is a wonderful experience as it is one of the first all African American towns to be independently governed. Eatonville is in the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

One afternoon, my wife and I decided to visit this museum that I heard about since moving to Florida 8 yrs. ago. We inserted directions into our phones and slowly began to see the unique features on the other side of the tracks? Eatonville has a beautiful entrance marquis and boasts historic homes. The library has original features and catches... More 

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