Journey into History: Rifles, Rails & History
chuck_munson_and_union_troops(2)Round out your journey to Rifles, Rails & History on the historic Orange Blossom Cannonball! This train appeared in “The North and The South” and “The Blue & The Gray.” Your train will be traveling with Yankee gold and payroll on board. Will they make it or will Confederate raiders attack the train? Be careful, you never know who’s a friend or a foe!
(This train is a 40-minute ride with a reenacted attack. There will be gunfire!)

  •  Train departs from Tavares ONLY. 
  • Adults: $28
  • Kids (4-12): $16.80
  • Under 3: Free!

Upcoming Departure Times

September 24

  • 10:30am
  • 11:30pm
  • 2:45pm
  • 3:45pm

September 25

  • 11:30am
  • 2:45pm
Great Pumpkin Limited
pumpkin-carvingEnjoy family fun on the Great Pumpkin Limited!  Ride vintage coaches pulled by our 1941 center cab diesel locomotive, as your train travels from our station in Tavares to Farmer Brown’s Pumpkin Patch. Hop off the train and meet Farmer Brown and enjoy visiting his friendly Scarecrow.  Watch as the kids pick their perfect pumpkin to take home.  Candy and refreshments will be served at the Patch by Mrs. Brown.  This 45-50 minute trip is great family entertainment!

All children 3 to 12 get a real pumpkin to take home!

  •  Train departs and returns to Tavares ONLY.
  • Adults: $25
  • Kids (3-12): $20
  • Under 3: Free!

Upcoming Departure Times

October 15, 22 & 29

  • 10:30am
  • 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 3:30pm
Cannonball Christmas Express
santa-claus-hero-2-ABTickets sell out quickly! Book now!

Enjoy refreshing Apple cider on the station platform while waiting to board the Cannonball Christmas Express. Once onboard our century old train, you will enjoy singing, Storytelling and a chance to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus.  Santa will have time to meet and greet you with a fun gift and to say hello to each child as you ride our 1907 Steam Train to and from Tavares.

Re-Imagined for 2016!  A great family holiday treat


  • Trains depart and return to Tavares.
  • Adults: $28
  • Kids (3-12): $20
  • Toddlers 2 & under: Free!

Upcoming Departure Dates

  • November 25-27
  • December 2-4
  • December 9-11
  • December 16-24
Lake Dora by Air, Land & Sea Package
trains of the west-profileEnjoy a 1.5 hour boat cruise thru the Dora Canal with Premier Boat Cruises, drop off at the Tavares Seaplane Base to enjoy a 15-minute seaplane flight, followed by a 30-minute train ride back to Mount Dora aboard the Orange Blossom Cannonball (Saturday) or the Lake Dora Limited (Thursday, Friday & Sunday).  See ticket tab for dates and times.

  • Tickets: $93

Upcoming Departure Times

Thursday – Sunday

  • 11:00 am