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Tarpon Arts

Arts & Culture in Tarpon Springs

101 South Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, Florida, 34689
The Tarpon Arts Program is run by the City of Tarpon Springs’ Department of Cultural Services. The Department has five venues: the Cultural Center, the Performing Arts Center, the Safford House, and the Heritage Museum. Performing arts events take place at all venues, most occurring at the Performing Arts and Cultural Centers. Visual arts are the main attractions at the Cultural Center and Heritage Museum.

Our mission is to connect the community with the arts in all its diverse forms?"past and present?"by providing entertaining, stimulating, and engaging arts experiences.

Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

600 E. Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Exhibiting the modern art of Abraham Rattner and Allen Leepa, this museum is located at the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College. Open Tues-Sat 10 am to 5 pm and Sun 1 pm to 5 pm.

Heritage Museum

 100 Beekman Lane (in Craig Park)
Open Tues. & Fri. 12:00-4:00pm Admission $3.00; Children and members free.

The beautifully renovated facility, formerly a library, features a grand entrance area with two separate wings. The History Wing traces the development of Tarpon Springs from prehistoric peoples to the Second World War. The Ecology Wing explores the role of the native landscape and marine environment - including the sponge - in shaping Tarpon Springs' history and culture.

Historic Train Depot Museum

Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society

  Wed 11:00am " 3:00 pm • Thurs-Sat 11:00am - 4:00pm
Restored Train Depot with exhibit and archives.
Free Admission. Archives by Appointment only.

The Historic Train Depot Museum houses the office and Archives of the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society, which has filled the old station with exhibits telling the story of Tarpon Springs' past. Each year hundreds of tourists (from the United States and abroad), school children and locals visit the Depot to learn more about our city's heritage.

Safford House Museum

23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Open for guided tours Wed. & Fri. 11:00am-3:00pm Admission $3.00; Children and members free.

One of Tarpon Springs’ best kept secrets is the 1883 Safford House Museum. Visiting the home of one of the city’s original developers is a journey back in time.The Safford House has been restored to its original Victorian splendor and is open to the public. Today the Safford residence is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and operated by the City of Tarpon Springs as a museum.