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Venice Train Depot

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Free Train Depot Tours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am - 3 pm November 1st through April 30th. This is in addition to our year-round tours available on Saturdays from 10 am - 1 pm. Docents are VAHS members. In 1903, a...more
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303 E Venice Ave, Seaboard Avenue, Venice, FL 34285-4617
+1 941-412-0151
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

We visited the Train Depot because we were following our favorite Trop Rock singers, Brent Burns and Sunny Jim White, who happened to be performing together. Nice place for a small, intimate concert. Nothing fancy, for sure.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Marjean22
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Be sure to go when they give tours. It is not actually a tour but information about the history of the place. Then you can go on a self-guided tour of the grounds. Quick, easy and informative

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dalgal14
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have 3 docents on duty when we arrived. 2 very knowledgeable, retired educators were on duty at the depot when we arrived. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting them and hearing their input. For the time being it is only open on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank griffinsatthebeach
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Someone told me there are Art shows monthly here. No info on that. Does anyone have information to help me?More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pfluga
VAHS, Volunteer at Venice Train Depot, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

We're sorry someone misinformed you about Art Shows at the Depot. We do, however, offer great tours of the Train Depot on Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm year-round and November through April M-W-F from 10 am to 3 pm. We have exhibits and displays...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018

I wanted to photograph this historic station's exterior, so I went on Sunday when it was closed and free of people, other than a few vagrant homeless.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank David_B50499
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Just got charged $25 cleaning fee for the Venice Train Depot baby shower by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources employee Dorian Hardy who said she had " personally checked the room" which has cookie pieces and a lot of debris under and around...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This could be a very nice place, but the homeless people have taken over. I am afraid to go into the restrooms. Even the restroom by the playground is bad. Recently, there was a lot of what I assumed to be drug related garbage under...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Train Depot was listed in a visitors guide as being open from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. Our party of 3 arrived at 10:05 and met another group of 5 waiting to go in. Sign on door confirmed 10 am opening. We waited...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cindy A
VAHS, Volunteer at Venice Train Depot, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Cindy-we are very sorry for your experience. We didn’t have a docent available last Saturday. Unfortunately, we don’t have a way to notify potential visitors in advance should this happen. We sincerely hope you will have another opportunity to visit the Depot. It is very...More

Reviewed March 5, 2018

The tour was interesting and full of information. I have lived in Venice since 1981 and learned several new things. We were energized, looking forward to visiting more Venice Historical Sites. The people sleeping on the ground at 11 am in the morning were an...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bluebells411
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Good way to understand the history of the city. It has a unique past and the docent made it interesting and fun. More there than I expected. Free and informative.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Garry S
September 29, 2016|
Response from dthorpeiii | Reviewed this property |
The Depot is open •year-round on Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM, with the last docent-led tour beginning at 12:30, and •November through April on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM, with the last docent-led tour... More