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VISITOR & COMMUNITY GUIDEThe 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
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)
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
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)
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
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
600 Klosterman Road
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.
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
Discover Tarpon’s Cultural Treasures