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Safford House museum offers accent to Epiphany

Published Aug. 24, 2005

Coming to Tarpon Springs for Epiphany and looking to soak up a little more local color? The Safford House historic museum will open for tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. "A lot of things are closed" for Epiphany, said Judith LeGath, curator of art and historical resources for Tarpon Springs. "We'd like to give people another activity to do if they're in town." The 1883 house was the home of Anson P.K. Safford, one of the original developers of Tarpon Springs, and his family. The house was donated to the city in 1994. After a city- and state-funded restoration, it was opened to visitors in 2003. Thursday's tours will be conducted by docents who will tell about the Safford family and how life was lived in Tarpon Springs more than 100 years ago. The Safford House is at 23 Parkin Court, just off Grand Boulevard, about two blocks from Spring Bayou. Its regular hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $3 per person. Children accompanied by adults are admitted free. Call (727) 937-1130.