Street Address
325 South Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Mailing Address
325 South Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Hours
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Sundayclosed
Admissions
Adults: $2
Children : $1
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Shannon Bradt
Bartholomew Delcamp, Museum Assistant
Jennifer D'hollander, Museum Manager

Description

Constructed of brick and covered with pink stucco, the Depot at 325 S. Scenic Highway was built as a passenger station by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1928 at an approximate cost of $51,000. Replacing service at the original depot, the new location was chosen to relieve traffic congestion in the downtown area. A freight room and loading platform were added in 1938.

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day first began in 1977 as an annual event held on the last Saturday in October or the first Saturday in November to celebrate the community's history and its earliest pioneer settlers.

Mission

Since opening in 1976, the Depot Museum has evolved into a resource center for the collections, conservation, exhibition and study of materials pertaining to the history of Lake Wales. It is the goal of the Lake Wales Museum to serve as the means by which the historical record of Lake Wales, both past and present, may be preserved and shared with the citizens of the community.

Governance

Municipal

The Depot Museum is operated with the support of the City of Lake Wales and Historic Lake Wales Society.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours