Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society

Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society

Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
About
The Historic Train Depot Museum houses the office and Archives of the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society, which has filled the old station with exhibits telling the story of Tarpon Springs' past from its founding in the mid 1800s to 1915 when the first "Spongers" arrived, through the "Great War", WWII, and the Vietnam Conflict to present day Tarpon Springs. The "Depot" includes historic exhibits, a gift shop containing many books and other items related to the history of Tarpon Springs, a Library and Archives center, as well as items created by local artisans. We invite you to stop in and look around.
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The Pidge
Wayne, NJ581 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
A free museum offering a comprehensive look at the area's history and staffed by wonderful volunteers, anyone curious about the origin and evolution of Tarpon Springs would be wise to spend some time here. It's within walking distance of many shops and restaurants (for which parking is conveniently free) so a visit can easily be fit in between other Tarpon Springs destinations.
Written 12 November 2023
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Teacher20052013
DeLand, FL577 contributions
Sep 2021
My husband and I love to travel and also enjoy visiting historical places and learning about the history. This place was chockful of history and artifacts from various different sources besides featuring the history of the train station in early Tarpon Springs. It was wonderful to see how things were over a 100 years ago.
Written 8 October 2021
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,666 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
An old remodeled train station from the early 1900's. It is home to the Historical Society. They are only open Wed-Sat from noon to 3 pm. Admission is free but they love donations. There are many artifacts and relics from area days gone by. Quite an interesting history to see and read about Tarpon Springs different nationalities.
Written 9 May 2019
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C9487RUangelaj
40 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Look ahead to verify times that the station is open as hours are very limited. That being said, the amount of history and displays are well worth the visit. The building has displays of the old ticket counter, separate for races at that time in history. The historical society has done a good job of showcasing the area history within the train station. You can get a great overview by your visit. Then take a walk on the street downtown and enjoy!
Written 2 June 2018
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Gloria S
Englewood, CO334 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Handicap parking was behind the depot and the entrance was in the front, about a block to walk. Walked in and think the 3 people that were there all work/volunteer there. No special greeting, signed the guest book and no one said where we should start or gave us any history of the depot. We proceeded to wander through the building on our own. So many local places we have visited they are more than willing to share the local history with us, not so here. There was a lot of items on displayed and enjoyed the local history.
Written 15 March 2018
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ginoBasil
Hudson, FL32 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
A remodeled train depot is now home to the Tarpon Springs historical society. The building serves as a local history (sponge diving, fishing, tourism) display space, home to a great collection of train memorabilia and a comfortable venue for poets, writers and historians. It's tiny, just two rooms, filled with old time medical instruments, WWII paraphernalia, maps, ship models, etc. If you're in T.S. set aside a half hour; it's worth it.
Written 12 February 2018
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joycea233
Tampa, FL99 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Old maps, tools, pictures and lots of other things. The docent pointed out the baggage room, the "whites only" and the "blacks only" train waiting rooms and bathrooms. There are many pieces of historical significance. It's an eclectic mix and there is no admission fee. A donation is gratefully accepted.
Written 25 November 2017
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CPTeen
Greenwood Village, CO12 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
I learned lots of new things there and thought it was great! I love how they keep it original and I thought it was really cool to see how Tarpon Springs has changed since they where sponge diving. It was very beautiful inside and I would definitely go again!
Written 25 October 2017
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Bebisman
Greenwood Village, CO4 contributions
Oct 2017
I went to this place and it was wonderful. The history in the place was absolutely stunning. The work that was put into place to get all the equipment in there was huge. It was cool to find out all that history about Tarpon Springs. This is definitely a place to go if you want to learn about historical Florida.
Written 25 October 2017
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FloridaMeister
Sebring, FL1,249 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We know this as the Tarpon Springs Depot. The former railway depot has been restored and houses a wonderful collection of art and artifacts. There are docents to give you some perspective as to what you are looking at, from the waiting area to the baggage area.
Some of the original rules remain on the walls, including "no livestock this side" LOL.
It's a nice aside as you walk around the array of downtown shops and restaurants, and as jeweldefiores1 noted - the price is right, it's FREE.
Written 2 October 2017
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