In Pasco, visitors can experience Florida the way it used to be through historic tours, unique museums and cultural sites.
Bradley Massacre Site
Historic marker tells about this site of the 1856 attack on Capt. Robert Duke Bradley and his family by a Seminole war party.
Church Street Historic District
Along Church Street, between 9th and 17th Streets. 1886-1946. 56 buildings, 35 of historical interest. District also features a historic water tower. Predominant architectural styles: Frame Vernacular, Bungalow/Craftsman, Late Victorian, Queen Anne and Gothic Revival. Several churches and homes built in the 1890s line this Dade City street.
Downtown Dade City
Historic buildings house antique shops and restaurants in a charming town square.
Historic Courthouse Dade City
Located at the center of downtown Dade City, the Georgian-style courthouse was built in 1909 for $34,860 and recently restored. Visitors may view common areas inside.
Pioneer Florida Museum
The main Museum is housed in a 50' by 100' steel building, which features a wide rustic front porch and a medical room. Also on the grounds stands the restored Overstreet House, a one-room school house from Lacoochee, a church from Enterprise, the Trilby depot and a train engine. The 16 beautiful wooded acres were a gift from a Museum Association Charter Member.
Address: 15602 Pioneer Museum Road
Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
Civil War-era buildings, artifacts & exhibits, plus First Ladies of Florida dolls.
Address: 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City
New Port Richey
Historic Tours of Downtown New Port Richey
Historic tours tell of a silent film star past, including Richey Suncoast Theatre, Hacienda Hotel and several colorful murals depicting the city's glamorous past.
St. Leo Abby/Church of the Holy Cross and St. Leo University
Saint Leo Abbey, located in Pasco County, Florida, traces its beginnings to 1882 when Judge Edmund F. Dunne founded the Catholic Colony of San Antonio. Sent by Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, Father Gerard Pilz, O.S.B., arrived in 1886 as the first Benedictine in Florida. He was dispatched to Florida in response to a request by Bishop John Moore of St. Augustine for a German-speaking priest to minister to the growing German-immigrant population of the colony.
Address: 33601 State Road 52., Saint Leo
Phone: 352-588 8624
World War II Barracks Museum
Features memorabilia from WWII fighter pilots who lived and trained in Zephyrhills.
Address: 39444 South Avenue, Zephyrhills
Zephyrhills Depot Museum
Housed in the restored 1927 Atlantic Coast Railroad Depot. Model train display, railroad memorabilia, gift shop and artifacts from the original depot. Free admission.
Address: 39110 South Avenue, Zephyrhills