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Natural Awakenings - Alachua, Citrus, Marion, Sumter Co & The Villages, FL

Art Festival at Gainesville's Archer Depot

The family-friendly annual Art at the Archer Depot Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 13, with vendors, artist, artisans, crafts and informational booths. There will be food, music and children’s activities, a children’s art show and child I.D.  services sponsored by the city of Archer and the Archer Historical Society.


The Archer Railroad Museum is housed in the historic Seaboard Air Line depot, built around 1900. Archer was founded in 1859 as a shipping point for area farms on David Levy Yulee’s newly constructed railroad and was named for Florida’s first Secretary of State, James T. Archer. The museum houses memorabilia of the town’s growth, including trains, local industry and the people of the community. The museum has a large photograph collection and is presently building an archive of 20th century newspaper articles about the town.


Admission is free. Location: 16994 SW 134th Ave., Archer. For more information, call 352-374-8240, email [email protected] or visit