Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum

Physical address (map at bottom):   

16994 SW 134th Av.

Archer, FL   32618

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 654

Archer, FL   32618

Hours of Operation:  

  •     September through May:  1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  See Bulletin Board for updates. 
  •     June through August:  Closed
  •     Closed for statutory holiday weekends

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 -- from trains and local industry to the people who have made up the community.  The museum has a large photograph collection and is presently building an archive of 20th century newspaper articles about the town.

Original Painting by M. E. Raulerson, 1997

The City of Archer is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Gainesville, Florida, on State Road 24, in Alachua County (see map here).  The Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum is located at the intersections of SW 134th Av. (formerly Main St.) and SW 170th St. (formerly Magnolia St.) in central Archer, immediately across the street from the Maddox Foundry and Machine Works.  See map below:

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Click here to view photos of the inside and outside of the AHS Museum.

Contact Tillie Davis at (352) 495-2310 for additional information or appointments.