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“Not much of a museum!”

High Springs Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Local museum in historic downtown High Springs, Florida (near Gainesville). Inside the restored schoolhouse you'll learn about our railroad history, the local springs, how our town grew and the things to do in the area. Kid-friendly.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I'm not really sure why this place exists. There is little to see although the building is lovely. The person who was working or volunteering was very nice, but it's a one-time (if that!) stop.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank forestoftheunicorn
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

High Springs has done a good job with their museum. They have a handle on their own local history, land marks, historical people and events. The museum is well maintained, with a good staff.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 387indy
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a nice, laid-back small-town museum, which tries to interpret its local history, with some success. One of the highlights is a model railroad, showing the town in its heyday as a railroad town.

The docents are invariably friendly, but seemed somewhat lacking in training, particularly about a traveling exhibit we stopped by to see.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank George E
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The High Springs Museum is a hidden treasure in the small town of High Springs. Featured through late August is a fabulous exhibit by traveling Smithsonian "Water/Ways". In addition the locals have created an amazing underwater cave that is awesome.
In addition to water and springs, the Museum has a miniature train room that shows what High Springs might have looked like in the early 1900's.
Museum is free and worth the drive.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Cheryl K
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Step into the history of High Springs as you adventure through its history land marks and to the people who made this wee town beam in its own era to be remembered by. This quaint little place will turn your head when you tour this alive,well noted history lesson. If you like trains this is the place to come and see while visiting High Springs. The museum is surrounded by a town park with lots of places to just sit and f remember the good old days or rehearse this part of the past history of the brain, as you bash in the park"s loveliness.Take a moment out of your time when you visit High Springs and before you choose a number of places to eat, and once again dwell in the making of what High Springs was while you were yet a star blushing somewhere in the skies.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank cynthia s
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