Historical figures in the banner above are (L-R):
Rev. Jesse Knight, Frank Higel, Bertha Honoré Palmer, Dr. Fred Albee, John Nolen
Welcome to VAHS
Tours of the Circus Car and Train Depot:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays - 10 AM to 1 PM
Take a self-guided tour along Groveland Avenue, in one of Venice's oldest neighborhoods. The Edgewood community was designed by renowned urban planner John Nolen in 1926 and more than 25 of the original homes can be found on this street in a variety of architectural styles.
Click here for a copy of the Edgewood Walking Tour Booklet.
VAHS is honored to be the winner of the Venice Chamber of Commerce
Business of the Year Awards for 2023 in the Nonprofit Category!
VAHS is also honored to be the recipient of the 2023 Florida Preservation Award
for organizational achievement and the
Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation Heritage Award for 2023!
“Come! Celebrate history with us!”
We Need Your Help! Fundraising is ongoing for VAHS programs and maintenance of the circus train car and caboose. Donate via PayPal, Credit or Debit Card by clicking on the Donate Buttons Below.
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Visiting Venice's Historic Depot
If you are considering a trip to the Historic Venice Train Depot,
either for yourself, your family and friends, or a large group,
check out relevant information at The Depot.
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Upcoming Depot and Circus Car Tours & Events