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History, Arts & Culture

In Pasco, visitors can experience Florida the way it used to be through historic tours, unique museums and cultural sites.


Dade City

Bradley Massacre Site

Historic marker tells about this site of the 1856 attack on Capt. Robert Duke Bradley and his family by a Seminole war party.

Church Street Historic District

Along Church Street, between 9th and 17th Streets. 1886-1946. 56 buildings, 35 of historical interest. District also features a historic water tower. Predominant architectural styles: Frame Vernacular, Bungalow/Craftsman, Late Victorian, Queen Anne and Gothic Revival. Several churches and homes built in the 1890s line this Dade City street.

Downtown Dade City

Historic buildings house antique shops and restaurants in a charming town square.

Historic Courthouse Dade City

Located at the center of downtown Dade City, the Georgian-style courthouse was built in 1909 for $34,860 and recently restored. Visitors may view common areas inside.

Pioneer Florida Museum

The main Museum is housed in a 50' by 100' steel building, which features a wide rustic front porch and a medical room. Also on the grounds stands the restored Overstreet Housea one-room school house from Lacoocheea church from Enterprise, the Trilby depot and a train engine. The 16 beautiful wooded acres were a gift from a Museum Association Charter Member.

Address: 15602 Pioneer Museum Road

Phone: 352-567-0262

Pioneer Florida Museum & Village

Civil War-era buildings, artifacts & exhibits, plus First Ladies of Florida dolls. 

Address: 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City 

Phone: 352-567-0262

The Old Trilby Community

Buildings and markers show the history of this old railroad community.



The Baker House

"Cracker" house dating back to 1882 known as the oldest standing building in Pasco County.

Address: 5744 Moog Road, Elfers

Phone: 727 868-2750


New Port Richey

Historic Tours of Downtown New Port Richey

Historic tours tell of a silent film star past, including Richey Suncoast Theatre, Hacienda Hotel and several colorful murals depicting the city's glamorous past.

West Pasco Historical Society

Housed in the original Seven Springs schoolhouse. Museum, library and gift shop, many photographs, books & maps.


Port Richey

Oelsner Mound

Historic marker notes that this mound is all that remains of a late Weeden Island period community dating back to 1000 AD.

Address: 39835 Sunset Blvd., Port Richey


St. Leo

St. Leo Abby/Church of the Holy Cross and St. Leo University

Saint Leo Abbey, located in Pasco County, Florida, traces its beginnings to 1882 when Judge Edmund F. Dunne founded the Catholic Colony of San Antonio. Sent by Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, Father Gerard Pilz, O.S.B., arrived in 1886 as the first Benedictine in Florida. He was dispatched to Florida in response to a request by Bishop John Moore of St. Augustine for a German-speaking priest to minister to the growing German-immigrant population of the colony. 

Address: 33601 State Road 52., Saint Leo

Phone: 352-588 8624



Capt. H.B. Jeffries Home

Historic marker. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

World War II Barracks Museum

Features memorabilia from WWII fighter pilots who lived and trained in Zephyrhills.

Address: 39444 South Avenue, Zephyrhills

Phone: 813-780-0078

Zephyrhills Depot Museum

Housed in the restored 1927 Atlantic Coast Railroad Depot. Model train display, railroad memorabilia, gift shop and artifacts from the original depot. Free admission.

Address: 39110 South Avenue, Zephyrhills

Phone: 813-780-0067