Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum Tarpon Springs
Where is it at?
Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum
100 Library Lane
Where are we going today?
Whenever you visit a new city, or perhaps even live in a city, you might not really think about how that city came to be as it is today. Well, in Tarpon Springs, you are in luck because the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum was created to allow families to explore that very thing!
The Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum is located in Craig Park, right on the beautiful Spring Bayou.
Once a library, this museum now explores the development of Tarpon Springs itself - right back from prehistoric times, through to WWII. Now, that's quite a lot of history!
It's great for kids to explore as they can actually see what the city used to be like through vintage photography - part of it's own exhibit of the city. There is also a native American presentation, and a film (16 minutes in length) that can let you explore other areas of the city's history.
Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum has a fascinating exhibit also on the Greek Community. This permanent exhibition explores the culture and history of the Greek community, including religion, celebrations, and traditions.
Did you know that there was such a history in Tarpon Springs! You might be surprised what you learn when you visit!
The exhibit also feature music and dance too.
A great visual exhibit for the family to check out is the ecology wing, with large scale murals that depict the state's vivid history. Each mural contains a number of symbolic elements that showcase the events that shaped the history of Florida from the 16th century to present day
Who knew there was so much exciting history in Tarpon Springs!
How much does it cost?
- ChildrenFree when with an adult
When can we go?
12pm - 4pm Tuesday and Friday
All year round.
Schools are welcome to group rates! Why not give the students and education outside the classroom!.
There are plenty of places to go and eat in the area, so why not pick something up before or after your visit! .
You will be able to pick something healthy up, or bring your own and enjoy it as a picnic in a nearby park!.
Any Top Tips?
TarponArts members are always free, so why not look into membership and support the museum even more!.
Doing our bit
The museum depicts the history of the city accurately, and they have done an amazing job on collecting and displaying the various artefacts .
Need a little extra help?
The main entrance is ADA accessible. .
Parking is free at the museum! There is street parking and a parking lot behind the museum.