Lake Placid Historical Society Depot Museum

Lake Placid Historical Society Depot Museum

Lake Placid Historical Society Depot Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Located at 19 West Park St. in Lake Placid, Florida, the depot museum was completed in 1927 for use by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. The museum houses all kinds of exhibits and artifacts - there's something for everyone!
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Wendell Hagg
Sebring, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Love this out of the way preserved 1920’s original Train Station. It is only open three days a week Thursday through Saturday Ten to Three, but very welcoming. The Train Tracks are owned and operated by US Sugar Company and you may see a daily Train going by. The Museum is operated by Volunteers who are very nice to talk to. The Museum has been operated for over forty years. See the Lake Placid Murals while spending a Visit there on West Park Street at the Railroad Track.
Written September 12, 2022
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Kristinesonja
Lantana, FL157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
WE were in town for the annual Caladium Festival and visited the Train Depot for a needed Air Condition break! Wow, were we glad we did. Such knowledgeable guides sharing information and great historical items. Don't skip this.
Written September 9, 2022
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Joanne B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Lovely museum with central Florida and railroad history in the quaint town of Lake Placid. The museum has a relationship with the newly refurbished 1920's steam engine, #148. The steam engine does select runs to the museum from its home Clewiston.
Written July 12, 2022
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KateS
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States5,786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This small museum was chock-full of interesting items & historic tidbits. The entire experience was made better by the depth of knowledge & the genuine warmth of the volunteers. We spent more time than we expected here (based on other reviews, we thought it would be about 1/2 hour, but we stayed for over an hour) & learned a lot. I wish I had taken a photo of Jacqueline Kennedy's dress!!! Interesting place, staffed by friendly, caring folks. No charge for admission, but donations are expected & well-deserved. Glad we took the time to do this.
Written January 14, 2022
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Orlando C
Tampa, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Nice stop. The volunteer was very knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of information and objects about the history of Lake Placid.
Written August 1, 2021
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Stephanie S
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Great museum with lots of potential! I recommend stopping and seeing the items on display. Maria was a great resource for information on Lake Placid.
Written June 26, 2021
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Dennis H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We spent a delightful hour and a half with Jerry our guide at the depot museum. His knowledge and wonderful stories amplified the joy of the visit. The museum part has an abundance of historical items each having a story from yesteryear. We will be back in the fall with a few friends, that will enjoy this historical gem. The stories from Jerry are worth the visit alone. Nominal donation.

Dennis and Pattie
Written August 7, 2020
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rdsm77
Tucson, AZ393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
I went to Lake Placid on a rainy day just to look at the murals. As I made my way east, I went down an alley to take a picture of a mural of a train. A docent came out of the depot museum next door and started talking to me about the mural. He said there were hidden faces and it said HELLO in it. He had to show me both. He said they had hidden things in a lot of the murals and I needed a guide that he could sell me. Ugh ok. Turns out it started raining really hard shortly after so it was good he invited me in.
He was very nice and knowledgeable. He grew up in the area and actually worked at the train depot in the 50s. He made sure that I signed the guest book and made a donation first. The suggested donation was only $2 for a single person and I believe $5 for a family. He was going to show me a movie about something but got off track and started telling me about the Indians in the area as I mentioned I knew nothing about Florida history.
There was a display of arrowheads, shards of clay pots and rocks that were formed from lightning striking sand. He then started telling me about the first settlers in the area. They had a model of their house and a large painting of them as well. He then started talking to me about Dr. Dewey of the Dewey Decimal System who had lived there and his many contributions to the area.
They had other random old artifacts from the town. Afterward I recalled seeing something about the Kenilworth Inn in nearby Sebring and I wished I had read more about it as I saw it later. He also explained caladiums to me how they’re a plant from Brazil but grow very well here and they have a caladium festival every year. He was able to answer all of my questions and we talked about a number of things like bears in the area.
I did end up buying the mural guide which was incredibly handy and a good purchase. It described all of them and there was a map of all the locations. Glad I picked one up as it made the experience of the murals much better. I highly recommend stopping here first to get a guide before seeing the murals.
Written July 27, 2020
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Dolly101
Indianapolis, IN33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Like others, we stumbled onto this place and were invited in by the volunteer. We bought the $4 mural map, which was so helpful as we walked around later and saw the remaining murals. Well worth the $ as it explains the history behind each! The museum itself is small, about 3 rooms, but a really neat little display--it will take about 30 minutes--or more if you enjoy the gentleman guide as much as we did!
Written March 20, 2020
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weilerama
Ridgecrest, CA10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
The Depot Museum is located in a historic train depot, and is a good way to learn about Lake Placid and its "New York connection" through librarian Melville Dewey. Many personal narratives of residents included.
Written March 7, 2019
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