Welcome to VAHS

Tour the Circus Car and Train Depot

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Non-seasonal (May 1st - October 31st):  Saturday only

Seasonal:  Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

VAHS is honored to be the winner in the Nonprofit Category of the

2023 Venice Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards

and the recipient for Organizational Achievement of the

2023 Florida Preservation Award

and the recipient of the

2023 Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation Heritage Award

“Celebrate History with VAHS!”

The Edgewood Historic District is a historic district designated as such on December 18, 1989.  Located in Venice, the district is bounded by School Street, Myrtle Avenue, Venice-By-Way, and Groveland Avenue.

Edgewood was designed by renowned urban planner John Nolen in 1926 and more than twenty-five of the original homes can be found on Groveland Avenue in a variety of architectural styles.  Take a self-guided tour along this street, in one of Venice's oldest neighborhoods.

Click here for a copy of the Edgewood Walking Tour Booklet.

We Need Your Help! Fundraising is ongoing for VAHS programming, and the circus train car and caboose maintenance.  Donations may be made with PayPal, credit card, or debit card by clicking on the Donate button.

For more information, click here.

Venmo may also be used by scanning the QR code below.


There are many benefits to joining VAHS:  receiving the Society’s newsletter; getting first-hand event notifications; and participating in the Society's decision-making by attending member meetings.  To join VAHS, click here; download the VAHS Membership Brochure; or email us at:


Venice's Historic Train Depot

If you are considering a visit to the Historic Venice Train Depot,

either for yourself, your family, your friends, or a large group,

check out relevant information at The Depot.

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Upcoming Depot and Circus Car Tours & Events

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Click the above logo for a calendar of upcoming programs in the series.

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