Owned and operated by the Lake Placid Historical Society, the Depot Museum is funded entirely by donations — no state or local tax money is received. The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers and members. We would be delighted to have you drop by to visit.
In addition to the indoor collection, the museum is home to an antique caboose, a 1929 steam engine and Lake Placid's antique jail from the 1920s.
There's a lot to see and do in Lake Placid, Florida. While you're here, make sure to stop by the Depot Museum for a glimpse into the past.
The Depot Museum has four exhibit rooms. The first room is named the Jennie Reninger Room, named for an "angel" donor. The next room is designated as the Agents Room in honor of the Railroad agents that served in the building. The Hoy Room is next; it was named for John & Jeanette Hoy. Lastly, you will find the Memorial Room, although over time, most of the "memorials" have been moved to other locations.We would be happy to make arrangements to provide guided tours for groups of five or more, if an appointment is made. Trained volunteers will be happy to answer questions for our visitors.
There is no admission charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. The museum is open from 10-3 Monday through Friday during October through May.