Last updated: 3/5/2015
Avon Park, Florida
Street Address
3 N. Museum Avenue
Avon Park, FL 33825
Mailing Address
3 N. Museum Avenue
Avon Park, FL 33825
phone: 863-453-3525
fax: 863-453-3525
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Donations gratefully accepted
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Elaine M. Levey, Director
phone: 941-453-3525

Our vision is to provide the history of the town to visitors in an interesting way. By having programs on local history. To have a time set aside for folks to meet others who have lived here most of their life and to be able to ask questions about avon park. To take care of all the resources that are available to the public and keep them in an orderly way. To help writers and authors find information in our research room. To keep a record of obituaries for those interested. To serve as an educator for avon park history.


The museum was formerly the Seaboard Coastline Depot that opened in 1926. In 1981 it became a museum. In 1986 a 1948 California zephyr dining car was added. Luncheons are served for groups of 15-40 people. The building is in good condition. Outside is stuccoed, a pinkish color with white trimming. The building was built for separation of the whites and coloreds.

Artifact Collections

Brown n serve rolls were invented in Avon Park. World's largest bombing range in the 1940s, oldest lake in North America, Lake Tulane 50,000 years old. swiitchboard, the last to be used by a telephone company in Florida.

Research Collections

AP high school annuals, Walker Academy school annuals, newspapers--the avon park sun hard copies and also on microfilm. Videos of local interest such as Kissimmee River project, the bombing range, Lodwick Aviation Military Academy. hundreds of old photos.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No


Newsletter every 4 months. Booklets on stories of avon park. one story per booklet,recipe book by pta women in 1932. we reprinted it.

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