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May Stringer House
Historic Train Depot
One Room School House
Ghost Tours
May-Stringer House
601 Museum Ct.
Brooksville, FL 34601
352-799-0129
OPEN: Tuesday thru Saturday
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1885 Train Depot
70 Russell St.
Brooksville, FL 34601
352-799-4766
OPEN: Tuesday thru Saturday
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse
66 Russell St.
Brooksville, FL 34601
609-464-2313 or 352-515-3054
OPEN: Tuesday thru Friday
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Ghost Tours
May-Stringer House or Train Depot
352-556-9571
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
   

THE BAYPORT DISPLAY
AT THE 1885 TRAIN DEPOT

Bayport was established in the early 1840’s and developed into a valuable shipping port.

In the early years, fishing and shipping were its mainstays.  Limber, cotton, cattle and citrus were sent mainly to Cuba from Bayport. 

In the 1860’s it became important as a port for the southern war effort.  Salt and warinstruments plus goods for the people who lived there were shipped. 

During the Civil War the port blockaded by the North and several raids by the North were conducted on Bayport.  Crops were burned, people were killed, and war instruments were destroyed.  There are pieces of cannons still left in the weeds at Bayport. 

Prohibition brought the last and the “best” effort of shipping to Bayport.  The Coast Guard confiscated a load of rum from Cuba worth $40,000.00. 

Several hurricanes and rising waters have contributed to the demise of the port. The story of the cemetery at Bayport is shown in the display case in the freight room.

 

May-Stringer House, 1885 Train Depot and Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse
have been nominated for Best Museums 


Please vote for us at:
hernandosun.com/rc
each day
until May 19th

   
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