The Leu Gardens were started by Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Leu, who in 1936 purchased Leu House and 40 acres of land. The Leus traveled all over the world and brought back many exotic plants and many varieties of camellias for their gardens. In 1961, the Leus deeded the house and the gardens to the city of Orlando. At the heart of the Gardens is Harry and Mary Jane Leu’s home, known as the Leu House Museum, which has been meticulously restored and is on the National Historical Register. Guided tours of the Leu House, illustrating turn-of-the century Florida living, are available on the hour and the half-hour.
Tour guides have frequently seen apparitions in and around the mansion, particularly on the second-story porch, where footsteps have also been heard when no one was around.
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- 1920 North Forest Avenue
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- 28.5675717, -81.35538489999999
- Orange County, Florida
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