Trained volunteers lead visitors on a tour of the Historic Venice Train Depot.
Tours every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., year-round. Last tour leaves at 12:30 p.m.
November to April, tours also Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Historic Venice Train Depot is the only surviving passenger station in Sarasota County. Completed in 1927, it was the last structure built before the bottom fell out of the Florida real estate boom in 1928.
The Depot is located east of downtown at 303 E. Venice Avenue. It replaced the original 1911 train stop and siding, located near the current corner of St. Augustine and Tampa Avenue West.
Designed by the architectural firm of Walker and Gillette, the Depot is historically and architecturally significant. waiting rooms.
The Depot’s architecture embodies the Mediterranean Revival style planned for the city of Venice.
When opened on March 27, 1927, the Depot was heralded as the finest station on the Seaboard Air Line Railway.
Historic Venice Train Depot
303 E. Venice Avenue Venice, FL 34285