Polk County History Center
History Center Showcasing the Art and History of Polk County
About the Polk County History Center
Free Fun Year Round
Located inside the historic Old Polk County Courthouse, the Polk Country History Center features the latest artifacts and historical information about Polk County. In addition to its ever-growing collection and unique showcases, the history center also offers special events, educational opportunities, and volunteer programs to help enrich the community. Be sure to visit the museums gift shop and children’s gallery. Admission to this community space is free to the public.
Meetings and Conventions
The History Center is an extraordinary venue for hosting group functions such as; conferences, weddings, receptions, or meetings.
Dixon Central Rotunda
The rotunda of the old 1908 Polk County Courthouse is the centerpiece of the museum. The entryway welcomes guests with its ornate stenciling and dome. The rotunda floor features a hand-laid tile rosette. This area is specially suited for small receptions.
The courtroom consists of wood flooring and original courtroom benches. This room is available for educational uses, ceremonies and other low impact events.
This courtroom is multi-functional, whether hosting a wedding reception, dance, or conference. This room is suitable for all large occasions.
The conference room is located on the third floor. This room is most suitable for small business meetings, presentations and private events.
Located on the corner of Main Street and Broadway Avenue in downtown Bartow.
100 E. Main St.