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160 E. Tarpon Avenue – Tarpon Springs, FL. 727-943-4624

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The Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society wishes you a wonderful summer and we’re looking forward to an exciting autumn!

Lake Tarpon (Lake Butler) circa 1910 to 1920. Unidentified young ladies standing on the shore.
Burgert Brothers Photo.


Blue Star Museum
We are once again a Blue Star Museum. “Blue Star Museums” are a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Dept. of Defense and more than 2000 museums across America honoring the military. Since our museum has no admission, we will especially look forward to welcoming those military families with open arms and tours for the whole family from Memorial Day through Labor Day.




The Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society ended our season with a historic walking tour of the Spring Bayou area. Almost 100 people toured the area with six guides pointing out areas of interest along Spring Boulevard, Tarpon Avenue, Orange Street, Grand Boulevard, and Parkin Court. The 1910 Inn (Auxiliary House) owned by Charlie and Annie Samarkos, the Fleming House owned by John and Cyndi Tarapani and the Safford House Museum owned by the City of Tarpon Springs were open to the participants. Each host graciously offered refreshments and wonderful tours of the houses. The tickets could then be used to see the amazing George Inness, Jr. Exhibit at the Leepa-Rattner Museum. Thank you to Chair-person Phyllis Kolianos and to the board members and volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event a success. This Historic Walking Tour was made possible through the collaboration of the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society, Leepa – Rattner Museum and the City of Tarpon Springs.













mLinks to other sites of interest
City of Tarpon Springs
Sponge Docks
Visit Florida


Contact us at
160 East Tarpon Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone: 727.943.4624