Outfitted with large display windows, as is customary with historic general stores of old, take a peek into Magpies and you will find artisan soaps and apothecary items, well-crafted housewares, and heartfelt gifts that are both funky and functional, from makers who focus on quality over quantity. At Magpies, supporting local isn’t just an idea, but a way of life. Magpies is at 215 E. First St., Sanford, across the street from the Sanford Welcome Center. You can get there from the Sanford SunRail station on the complimentary trolley. See Magpies video by clicking here.
Rustic Pipe and Décor specializes in custom farmhouse, industrial and steampunk décor for your home. They take pipe and use it to custom design paper towel holders, clothing hooks, door handles, wine racks, candle holders and so much more. The shop is at 109 W. First St., in historic downtown Sanford. Click out her video by clicking here.
The Corner Café, at 101 E. First St., is in the heart of Historic Sanford. Chef Michael and his team focus on preparing the most amazing lunch you can hope for in Central Florida. Their menu offers a limitless combination of Panini-style sandwiches (their Cuban rocks!), crisp freshly-made salads, soups, sweets and luscious smoothies, coffees and a selection of beer and wine. Check out their video by clicking here.
The Sanford Trolley is the best way to get from the Sanford SunRail station and the Amtrak Auto Train to Historic Downtown Sanford. The distinctive trolley runs Monday through Saturday, starting at 12 noon. It includes stops at Magnolia Square – in the heart of downtown – the Sanford Welcome Center and the Sanford Museum. For more route and schedule information, click here.
Inside the Sanford Museum, at 520 E. First St, you can learn the history of Central Florida, as well as Sanford’s role in agriculture, transportation and sports. You’ll never believe how many sports superstars helped shape Sanford’s history. You can reach the Sanford Museum by riding the free trolley from the SunRail train station. For more info, click here.