1885 Train Depot
The Train Depot has been in the same location since it was built in 1885. As part of the Rails to Trails program, the old railroad track bed is now the Good Neighbor Trail.
The 1885 Train Depot Museum is made up of three parts.
Visitors enter in the office area, the front of the depot. This is where passengers came to buy their tickets, arrange for freight shipment, and send telegrams. In this area visitors will learn about the history of Hernando County starting with the Seminole Indians Wars to early settlements, and the building of the depot.
The freight room houses train artifacts and displays depicting historical railroad events.
Two HO model train exhibits delight the kids and adults alike. See original objects used by early settlers as they struggled to survive in the wilderness of Hernando County.
On the enclosed dock of the museum take your child’s picture sitting in a restored 1925 Fire Engine. The first fire engine the city of Brooksville bought.
Also on the dock are exhibits of farm equipment, industrial tools and more railroad apparatus.
The Train Depot is not just about trains. The depot also houses larger artifacts for the Association, for example the Fire Engine. We also have a collection of reference material that can be used for research.