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Wed: 10 AM to 3 PM
Thu: 10 AM to 3 PM
Fri: 10 AM to 3 PM
863-453-3525
3 North Museum Ave - Avon Park, FL 33825
WELCOME

“Somewhere, all the people we have loved and lost are still among us, in the house that we call history.” 
― Graham Masterton

December
25
2019
Holiday Closure
10am - 3pm
Wednesday December 25, 2019 and Wednesday January 1, 2020.

January
11
2020
Florida Fine Ars & Heritage Festival
Jan 11, 2020
Featuring Art, crafts, and Food Vendors

January
25
2020
Trash & Treasure Sale
8am-3pm
At the Depot Museum on January 25, 2020
Featured
Dining Car Luncheons
Available for groups year round.To make a group reservation for 16-36 guests, call the museum 863-453-3525 or Nancy Fisk at 813-482-4868.
$15.00
Includes tour of museum if desired.
History
A Landmark Lost
The Diving Lady was a landmark in Avon Park for many years. She now resides in a warehouse waiting to "dive" again.
Ms.Cobb 3rd Grade

Third graders from Avon Elementary were visitors to the Depot Museum.  The group toured the historical exhibits and them boarded the Silver Palm Dining car for games and then lunch. The students moved out to the access ramp and observed the Amtrak Silver Meteor as it passed on it's way to New York City.

Ms. Thompson 4th Grade

A class of 4th graders from Avon Elementary school recently visited the Depot Museum as part of their end of the school field trips. Various historical exhibits were explained to the students. They boarded the Silver Palm Dining Car for games and lunch and then moved onto the access ramp to view the Amtrak Silver Meteor as it passed on the way to New York City.

 

Telephone Switchboard

When the telephone company converted to computer direct dialing in 1985 this last piece of vintage switchboard equipment was shut down. This was the only one in use in the state of Florida here in Avon Park at the time and was used to connect calls between Zolfo, Wauchula and Bowling Green. The Depot Museum is fortunate to have this piece of local history. Come visit us and see our collection of early telephone equipment.

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04/29/2014 - 01/17/2020
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