Historic Downtown

Visit Downtown Clermont and join in on the fun.

We invite you to sip, shop and stroll your way through our historic streets.

Be sure to experience Clermont's breweries, located just two blocks apart.

With the beer made onsite, it can't get any fresher!

Bring your family, friends and Fido - and stay awhile.

Enjoy live music by local favorites, catch a trivia night, lace up your sneakers for a run group or try yoga on the patio. Don't miss the wine walks and farmers market.

Around the block, discover a rich variety of restaurants, from hometown cooking to cultural cuisine.

And if you like to shop, you're in luck. Downtown Clermont has it all, whether you're looking for the perfect bottle of wine, a stylish new outfit or the latest athletic gear.

Don't forget dessert. We'll satisfy any sweet tooth with a selection of frozen treats and baked goods.

Get it to go and take in our picturesque waterfront at the foothills of Downtown Clermont. Lake Minneola's sunsets will take your breath away.

Choose Downtown Clermont as your destination for great breweries, shopping, dining and more.

There's something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Clermont Historic Village Museum

Clermont's Historic Village, at the corner of West Avenue and Osceola Street, is a cooperative effort of the South Lake County Historical Society and the City of Clermont.

The Townsend House was moved to the site in 2002 from its original location on what is now Highway 50 - just west of the Auto Zone store. The house was built in approximately 1895 and the front of the house faced Highland Avenue, with the back overlooking Crystal Lake. This was the home of James and Sallie Townsend, the first African-American couple to make their home in Clermont. This home has been open to the public since 2005.

The second house relocated to the Historic Village was the Kern House. The house was built in approximately 1885 on Montrose Street. Alexander and Eleonora Kern were farmers in New Jersey who moved to Central Florida with their two children. Mr. Kern built a water tank in the backyard of this home and hand pumped water from Crystal Lake to supply his home with water. The Kern House was moved to the site in 2006 and has been open to the public since 2008.

The City of Clermont has renovated the Depot building, which was built around 1925. The building includes rest rooms, covered picnic area, a small office, a concession stand and a meeting room which will seat 30 to 40 people.

In 2009, the City moved the original Cooper Memorial Library building, built in 1914, to the site.

The Historic Village also has a Quonset Hut which is used as a World War II Museum.

Clermont's Historic Village open hours are Friday from 1 to 3 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. Special tours for school children and other organizations can be scheduled by contacting Roxanne Brown, Village Manager, at 352-432-3496. There is no charge for tours.


The City of Clermont provides over 1,000 free public parking spaces throughout our downtown.

Download our parking guide (PDF).

Parking Guide for Downtown Clermont