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VISITOR & COMMUNITY GUIDE

The art museum to visit while in Tarpon Springs Shop Isabelle’s Museum Store for Creative Gifts Bring this ad for 2-for-1 admission Children always free Open daily except Mondays & Holidays For hours and more: 727-712-5762 www.leeparattner.org 600 KLOSTERMAN ROAD, TARPON SPRINGS

Tarpon Springs is a hub for the arts and

the area’s cultural venues offer exhibits and

performances throughout the year.

The Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center

is known

for its small town intimate atmosphere with big city acoustics

and performances. It offers a diverse schedule of cultural

attractions including theater, musicals, opera, chamber

music, folk music and dance.

324 Pine Street, (inside City Hall)

727-942-5605 /

www.tarponarts.org

The Tarpon Springs Cultural Center

located in the old

1915 City Hall building has been fully restored and houses a

theater, gallery space and a museum shop. Its Center for Gulf

Coast Folklife offers a variety of programming focusing on

traditional culture, including classes and workshops in music

and other arts.

101 S. Pinellas Avenue

727-942-5605 /

www.tarponarts.org

The Heritage Museum

on Spring Bayou is home to a

Native American artifact display and a historic photography

exhibit that traces the history of Tarpon Springs. The Ecology

Wing explores the role of the native landscape and marine

environment in shaping Tarpon Springs’ history and culture.

100 Beekman Lane (Craig Park)

727-937-0686

The Safford House

was originally the home of Anson

P.K. Safford, one of the original founders of Tarpon Springs.

Constructed in 1883, it is a fine example of late 19th century

Florida vernacular Victorian architecture. Owned by the City,

the Safford House is totally restored and filled with furnishings

original to the period and appropriate reproductions.

23 Parkin Court

727- 937-1130

The Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art

at the Tarpon Springs

campus of St. Petersburg College contains outstanding

examples of 20th and 21st century art. Just minutes from

downtown Tarpon Springs and the Sponge Docks it is north

Pinellas County’s premier art museum. You can attend

lectures and special events here, as well as workshops and

classes. Isabelle’s Museum Store at LRMA offers unique

educational and artistic items for sale. Children are always

admitted free.

600 Klosterman Road

727-712-5762 /

www.leeparattner.com

Prior to the arrival of the Orange Belt Railroad in 1887,

Tarpon Springs could only be reached by boat or an arduous

wagon trip. Once the train began regular service to Tarpon

Springs, the City began to grow at a much faster pace.

The

Train Depot Museum

that exists today was built in 1909 and

served as the transportation and communication hub of the

city for many years. The City of Tarpon Springs owns and

maintains the depot, while the Historical Society operates it

as a museum and Visitor Center.

160 E. Tarpon Avenue

727-943-4624 /

www.tarponspringsareahistoricalsociety.org

Discover Tarpon’s Cultural Treasures