1885 Train Depot


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

1885 Train Depot
70 Russell St.
Brooksville, FL 34601
OPEN: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CLOSED: August 2017

Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse
66 Russell St.
Brooksville, FL 34601
609-464-2313 or 352-515-3054
OPEN: Tuesday thru Saturday thru May
OPEN: June & July -Tuesday thru Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
CLOSED August 2017

Ghost Tours
May-Stringer House or Train Depot


Rock Talk at the 1885 Train Depot
Tuesday, July 11th OR Thursday, July 13th, 2017
6:30pm  - 8:30pm

The Hernando Historical Museum Association has three Museums open to the public, Tuesday thru Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  They are The May Stringer House, The 1885 Train Depot and The Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse.

YES, right here in Brooksville, Florida.

There is something for everyone, whether you would like to browse our Victorian Home and go back in time, relive old Train Depot memorabilia OR Interact in a fun and factual school lesson as they were given in 1892, then this is the place for you!

So…. come back in time with us and enjoy a wonderful and fabulous day.

And ….  if we have peaked your interest, we are always in need of volunteers in several different areas; Tour guides for adult and students; Museum greeters, Grounds Assistants & Special Events Assistants to name a few. 

We hope to see you soon and please mention this ad!

rock talk

Mark Moore a retired Physical Scientist will present “Rock Talk”  and have a several fossils and rock samples to show and talk about. He will have three examples of the oldest rocks on Earth from Canada, the US and Australia.  There will be several other examples of unusual rocks and fossils including ones that are florescent.

How do rocks form?  What kind of rocks and fossils are found here in Florida? How did they form?

These are some of the questions we hope to answer in our

 "Rock Talk Program.”

Please call us at 352-799-4766 for reservations.

The Brooksville Historical Train Depot

The 1885 Train Depot Museum is located at 70 Russell St. Brooksville FL, 34601, between S. Main St. and S. Brooksville Ave. On the Main St corner is the Russell St. Park, complete with picnic tables and walking path. Behind the museum is the Florida Good Neighbor Bike Trailhead. Next door is the Countryman Family One Room School House Museum.

The structure is the original depot built on this exact spot in 1885. The Hernando Heritage Museum Association acquired the building in 1991 and turned it into the Train Depot Museum.  The association volunteers are dedicated to bringing Train history, Florida and Hernando County history alive for the visitors.

View artifacts from early 1800 Hernando County settlers, industry and the ghost town of Centralia.


On September 22, 2014, Don Moses, on behalf of the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, presented the City of Brooksville with a proposal to save a portion of historic sidewalk from the corner of Howell and Olive Street.  This particular piece of sidewalk bore the date January 6, 1914.  This sidewalk was raised to accommodate carriages, and allowed ladies to disembark the carriage without showing their ankle.  It was a piece of history that could have been lost during the 2015 demolition. Bill Geiger, Community Development Director of Brooksville, agreed to coordinate with Historic Hernando Preservation Society and the contractors to preserve this section of sidewalk.

The Hernando Historical Museum Association President, Ron Daniel and the Museum Board agreed to the placement of the sidewalk at the 1885 Train Depot on Russell Street in Brooksville. Daniel Construction donated the gravel necessary to form a bed for the placement, and Accuform Signs of Brooksville donated the historical signage explaining the historical significance of the sidewalk.  At the dedication, President Don Moses shared the significance of historical preservation.  Mary Sheldon of the Museum Association spoke of the importance of preserving artifacts.  Bill Geiger of the City of Brooksville spoke of the significance of organizations working together to preserve history.  All three shared in the ribbon cutting ceremony on January 9th, 2016. This day was the culmination of planning and coordinating that would save a piece of history for the Historic Hernando Preservation Society and the Hernando Historical Museum Association.

The ribbon cutting took place following the dedication of the walkway of the Countryman One Room Schoolhouse.  This dedication marked the one-year anniversary of the schoolhouse dedication.  Gretchen Countryman and Mary Waller of the Hernando Historical Museum Association planned and executed this wonderful community event.  Attendees were treated to hand embossed programs to take home from the event as souvenirs. 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

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