The City of Tarpon Springs rests on the banks of the Anclote River, stretching from Lake Tarpon west to the Gulf of Mexico. One documented account tells that the city's name comes from young Mary Ormond who watched the giant tarpon jumping in Spring Bayou near her home. Mary and her father, A. W. Ormond, moved from South Carolina in 1876 to became the first settlers in what is now the city of Tarpon Springs.

The Ormonds were among the first in a long line of resolute men and women who transformed Tarpon Springs from a small settlement into the thriving town it is today. It is that pioneer spirit that the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society preserves and protects within the walls of the Historic Depot Museum, itself a symbol of tat pioneering spirit.

We invite you to learn more about the history of Tarpon Springs and the Depot Museum by exploring our website, and to invest in the preservation of our town's history with your time by working as a volunteer at the Museum. Support us in our efforts by joining the Historical Society and enjoy reduced rates on the special events we hold throughout the year. The Depot Museum is open Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Thursdays through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We charge no admission, but do welcome donations.

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Jitney Restoration Project

Be sure to watch the interview conducted by WTSP about the Jitney Restoration Project! (The file is large, so please allow a minute for it to download. We recommend you use Internet Explorer for this video.)

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  • Find Us

    Museum Hours:

    Wed 11 am - 3 pm
    Thur-Sat 11 am - 4 pm

    Address:

    160 E. Tarpon Avenue
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3452

    Contact:

    727-943-4624
    Tarpon.Historical@Verizon.net

  • Coming Up

    48th Annual Remembrance Tea

    January 24 2016, 2-4 p.m.

     Please join us at this free special event honoring past families and businesses in Tarpon Springs and their significant contributions to our City. This year the Tea will be held at the Presbyterian Church on the Bayou, 409 Whitcomb Blvd., Tarpon Springs which has easy access and plenty of parking.

     

    Rose Cemetery Over 100 Years

    February 6 2016, 2-4 p.m.

    Black History Month Exhibit Opening

     

    Women in Public Service

    March 6 2016, 2-4 pm.

    Women’s History Month Exhibit Opening

    For more information, or call us at
     727-943-4264.

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160 East Tarpon Avenue

Tarpon Springs, Florida  34689

727.943.4624

Tarpon.Historical@Verizon.net

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