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. Each year hundreds of tourists (from the United States and abroad), school children and locals visit the Depot to learn more about our city's heritage. The Historical Society provides opportunities through meetings and special events to discover more of our community's rich history. We invite you to join our efforts by joining the Historical Society, or volunteering to help.

The Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society, organized in 1967 as a 501 (C)(3) non-profit, has a long-standing tradition of protecting and preserving the historical resources of Tarpon Springs and the surrounding area. Rescuing the historic train depot at 160 East Tarpon Avenue after years of neglect, in the latter years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st,  the Historical Society, with the help of the City of Tarpon Springs, the State of Florida, and the Federal government,  transformed the leaky derelict of a building into a warmly lit and welcoming portal into years past, when the railroad pumped the life-blood through the veins of a rapidly expanding nation.

In addition to the historic exhibits in the Depot Museum, we also have a gift shop containing many books and other items related to the history of Tarpon Springs and to the Depot, as well as items created by local artisans. We invite you to stop in and look around.

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Our Mission

To promote the research and preservation of historical points of interest, artifacts, and relics of Tarpon Springs , and the educational and cultural development of the Tarpon Springs area; to preserve this material and information for posterity.

 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
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