Did you know that Hernando County was established in 1843 and included land that later became Pasco and Citrus Counties? 

  Did you, also, know that you can learn more about Hernando County at the three museums in Brooksville, the May-Stringer House at 601 Museum Court and the 1885 Train Depot at 70 Russell Street and new One Room School House, 66 Russell St.? All buildings are maintained by the Hernando Historical Museum Association and are open for tours . 



The May-Stringer House foundation dates from the early 1850s but is Victorian in style and contains 14 room of exhibits including a late nineteenth century dentist office, a military room, a communications room and a Victorian master bedroom.  The May-Stringer House is open Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Admission is $5.00. Only the first floor                                                                                                             is handicap  accessible.                                                                                          



  The Train Depot is the original building and many items of pioneer life are on exhibited. The 1925 Fire Engine, the first one the City of Brooksville owned is on display. The Train Depot is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Tours are $5.00 for adults; children 6 to 12  under 6 free.     Handicap accessible. 


The Countryman Family One Room School House, 66 Russell St. next the the 1885 Train Depot Museum, offers a hour presentation of schooling 1800s style. School Groups welcome.

The museum assoc. offers several events throughout the year beginning with the Brooksville Raid in January the largest Civil War Reenactment in Florida. Check out the website: Every month something is going on: www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com or www.brooksvillehistoricantraindepot.com 

 The Hernando Historical Museum Assoc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, dedicated to educating and entertaining visitors by maintaining museums.

 We invite you to visit us, bring your friends and  family, and  to volunteer, donate and support the museums. For more information call 352-799-1029.    

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The Hernando Historical Museum Assoc., Inc. and North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club, Inc. present the 36th Annual Brooksville Raid Reenactment, Jan. 16 & 17, 2016.  This reenactment is a re-creation of a Civil War battle that happened in Hernando County in July of l864. 

The Raid is held the 3rd weekend in January every year.  We have become the largest Civil War reenactment in Florida with over 1500 reenactors and their families.  We have 28 cannons, 60 horses, and over 50 sutlers.

The public is invited to tour, at no additional charge, the authentic confederate and union camps and actually see how they lived and what it was like during the Civil War.  We expect around 60 sutlers (Vendors), so you can purchase any Civil War items you might want.  We also have kettle corn, old time root beer and you can’t leave without having a FRY BREAD.   All animals must be on a leash.


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