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The 1885 Russell Street Train Depot

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Nice little hometown attraction

This place has really improved over the years. There is now a much more active bike trailhead here... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
momoffivekiddos
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Brooksville, Florida
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A must see for rail fans in Brooksville

I just happened to be in the area for the Brooksville Blueberry Festival. When I heard about this... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Maketrax
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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70 Russell St, Brooksville, FL 34601-3704
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Close to the Historical museum and well worth the $3 fee, lies this 1885 train station which is full of interesting artifacts from the period including a pre civil war cook car. There is also two working model railways for enthusiasts. The lady and gentleman...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2015

They have done a lot to improve this place and make it historically sound but it is still a little intimidating at times when you go there and there are groups of young people staring you down as you walk around. It seems it is...More

1  Thank momoffivekiddos
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove by the Depot and were surprised that it wasn't open for touring. It is being refurbished so that may be why it's closed. There is ample parking if you choose to walk around the building. It appears to heav been moved to a...More

Thank ray m
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We visited on free museum day, so we did not get the full guided tour experience due to the volume of visitors. The museum is small but has a lot packed in, and the docents were friendly and engaging. I think I need to go...More

Thank JStatler71
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is a great little museum with interesting exhibits relevant to the local area. Our tour guide was pleasant and informative. We unfortunately visited in the middle of July and most of this museum is either not air-conditioned or the air conditioning was inoperable at...More

Thank Don W
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This place has really improved over the years. There is now a much more active bike trailhead here and it is much more welcoming. They do a good job keeping the place up and it’s full of local Brooksville history. Definitely worth an hour or...More

Thank momoffivekiddos
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I just happened to be in the area for the Brooksville Blueberry Festival. When I heard about this museum, I knew I had to stop by before I left. When I saw how much was on the inside of the depot, I decided to take...More

Thank Maketrax
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The museum hours are 12-3. The cost is 5.00 per adult. The tour was very interesting and we sure learned a lot about the train station and surroundings in Brooksville. Our tour guide was very historically educated. Many interesting things to look at. But no...More

Thank hppysvn
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The tour guide was very knowledgable and gave us a wonderful tour of the train station which was in very good condition.

Thank venetians
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were amazed this wooden depot has survived as long as it has. As a local museum as well as a rail museum, we were fascinated by the displays. We made this visit a day trip out of the Orlando area and enjoyed ourselves. The...More

Thank spk52819
Reviewed 4 March 2018

One of the reasons for travelling to Brooksville was to visit this historic train depot - one of a dozen historic train sites we've been visiting over the last couple of years. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the depot, the operations...More

Thank OrlandoRick
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The tour guide has worked here for 15 years and knew so much about Brooksville. The tour talked a lot about the settlers and the Indians that lived here. Also it covered slavery which we thought was very interesting. The tour we thought was great...More

Thank peachysue8107
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