Historic May-Stringer House Museum

Historic May-Stringer House Museum Historic home originally constructed in 1856. Non-profit museum operated and maintained by dedicated volunteers, and houses over 11,000 historic artifacts.
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From the heart of Brooksville for a very special person!
04/13/2020

From the heart of Brooksville for a very special person!

Hernando County Sheriff's Office
02/21/2020

Hernando County Sheriff's Office

In support of our local history, Sheriff Nienhuis has provided an inmate work crew to pressure wash and repaint the front porch at the May-Stringer House located at 601 Museum Court.

The project took a total of four days, giving the front porch a much needed face lift to welcome guests looking to enjoy one of the historical gems of Hernando County.

Please enjoy the before and after photos.

******UPDATE*****We have secured a shed. Our sincerest gratitude to everyone who reached out to assist us during this ti...
01/09/2020

******UPDATE*****
We have secured a shed. Our sincerest gratitude to everyone who reached out to assist us during this time. We love this community! A huge thanks to JoAnne Peck from Historic Shed, who graciously offered one of theirs. We cannot thank you enough!

We need your help, please. For those who haven’t heard yet, our museum suffered a catastrophic fire yesterday which destroyed our food booth and storage shed. Fortunately, our beloved museum was spared. We are in need of a small, temporary, storage shed to house the few items that were not lost in the fire. If there is anyone in the community that has a shed they are willing to bring over for us to use temporarily, we would be most grateful!

01/01/2020

Happy New Year!

Looking for an unusual gift or some stocking stuffers? Why not drop by the May-Stringer Gift Shop? You don't have to tak...
12/17/2019

Looking for an unusual gift or some stocking stuffers? Why not drop by the May-Stringer Gift Shop? You don't have to take the museum tour to enjoy our amazing shop! We hope to see you soon.
Tues - Sat from noon to 3 p.m.

May-Stringer Ghost Tours
12/12/2019

May-Stringer Ghost Tours

Here's some exciting news that we've been keeping secret for months. The May-Stringer house will appear on a episode of Kindred Spirits on February 14, 2020!

May-Stringer Ghost Tours
12/05/2019

May-Stringer Ghost Tours

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of one of Brooksville's most respected craftsmen the May-Stringer Gift Shop is able to offer both a beautiful Cedar Hope Chest and a solid Cherry Jewelry Box for sale at this time. Both pieces are unique, one of a kind treasures that will make wonderful gifts to be handed down through generations. The pictures, though beautiful, do not do them justice and should be seen by anyone who is interested in the kind of workmanship that very few still do.
The Hope Chest is priced at $1800 and the Jewelry Box, $275. Again, these are both one of a kind pieces.
Pay a visit to the May-Stringer, come to the gift shop and see for yourself. We are supported by donations alone as are the other buildings that are part of the Hernando Historical Museum Assoc.
For more info, please call the museum at 352-799-0129

Brooksville Main Street
12/05/2019

Brooksville Main Street

MAY STRINGER NIGHT OF LIGHTS TOUR
December 14, 2019 6pm - 9pm
601 Museum Court, Brooksville, FL
$5.00 Admission

Evening tour through the seasonally decorated Victorian Historic May-Stringer House Museum. Lovely 'candlelit' tour of rooms decorated by local businesses.
Santa will be on the porch and cookies and hot chocolate will be served and included in the admission.
It's a great day to wind down in a busy holiday season.

For more information, contact:
[email protected]
(352)799-0129
Or visit http://www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com
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10/30/2019
May-Stringer Ghost Tours
10/30/2019

May-Stringer Ghost Tours

THESE ARE NOT PAID ACTORS.
our haunted house cast members are volunteers and work extremely hard behind the scenes doing what they LOVE to bring you something special every year. Thank you for making 2019 a HUGE success!

If you are attending our Annual Haunted House fundraiser this weekend, please review the new parking map.  Guests are NO...
10/24/2019

If you are attending our Annual Haunted House fundraiser this weekend, please review the new parking map. Guests are NO LONGER allowed to park in the lot directly south of the museum entrance. You WILL be towed by the owner of that business. Thanks!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
for all those attending the haunted house this weekend, PLEASE adhere to the following parking map.
PLEASE ADDRESS ALL CONCERNS AND SUGGESTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING EMAIL:
[email protected]

May-Stringer Ghost Tours
10/21/2019

May-Stringer Ghost Tours

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
for all those attending the haunted house this weekend, PLEASE adhere to the following parking map.
PLEASE ADDRESS ALL CONCERNS AND SUGGESTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING EMAIL:
[email protected]

Hernando Historical Museum's Annual  Haunted House
10/19/2019

Hernando Historical Museum's Annual Haunted House

We are OPEN TONIGHT!!!

09/27/2019

***JUST A FEW REMINDERS IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND OUR ANNUAL HAUNTED HOUSE AND FALL FESTIVAL**PLEASE READ! THANKS!

THIS EVENT IS A HAUNTED HOUSE INSIDE OF A REAL HAUNTED HOUSE!
We are listed as one of the most haunted, paranormal locations in Florida, and for very good reason!

THIS IS A VERY OLD HOUSE, AND A MUSEUM.
Please no banging on windows, doors, or walls. We don't need any more repairs than we already do

IF YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL CONCERNS, PLEASE NOTE-
Our event uses strobe lights, jump scares, and the museum has many staircases that you will climb. Wheelchair accessibility is limited to the first floor only.

NO BELIGERENT, DESTRUCTIVE, OR OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR.
It might be fun and games, but it will earn you a one way ticket off the property. Also, if you have obviously had "one too many", you will not be allowed into the haunted house.

TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR-
Just get in line and pay when you get to the front.

STAY SAFE AND WATCH YOUR STEP-
The house is extremely dark and vision is limited inside, so please no pushing or running. Please use the handrails when climbing or descending the staircases.

HANDS OFF THE CAST-
Our actors can't touch you, and you can't touch them. We don't need any accidental injuries. Our resident spirits, however, we can't control.

ABSOLUTELY NO FILMING-
There is no flash photography or filming of any kind allowed INSIDE, that ruins the experience for anyone who hasn't been yet. .

NO COSTUMES PLEASE-
Our cast members are dressed up, and no one will be allowed in if you are in costume. This helps us know who is who.

LINES GET LONG QUICK-
The earlier you are there, the shorter your wait time will be. Between 7-8pm seems to be the best.

IT CAN GET SCARY IN SPOTS-
It's completely up to you if you want to bring children inside, however, keep in mind that it is not recommended for young children for a good reason. We have plenty of outdoor activities for kids.

REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN!
This is an amazing event, and we try our best to make it an incredible experience for all our guests. All proceeds benefit the continued upkeep and restoration of our nonprofit museum.

09/18/2019
09/09/2019

Wanted to share this amazing email from one of our ghost tour guests. The museum means so much to all of our volunteers, and we truly love when our guests enjoy their experience with us ❤️

---------- Forwarded message ---------
Date: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 9:48 AM
Subject: Thank You from the Sept. 7 group

Dear Bonnie,
We wanted to thank you and your guides at the May-Springer house.... You don't know what a great service you did for us... as a family it gets harder and harder to spend time with loved ones, time just escapes.
Even though the ghost hunting was a bonus, I was more hopeful for the re-bonding of family ties.. And, you all let us do that, and my wife and I are very grateful to you all.. You gave us laughter, fright, and just plain bonding... I hope you all relies, that you are doing more than just sharing your museum, and history.. we were by no means "ghost hunters", we were a family that had the privilege to visit and even relive childhood memories of smells and objects, and I was even allowed to share things from my childhood just from seeing objects to my daughter that I had thought I had forgotten... a re connection..
We hope great success to the museum, the house and it's history.. Great things can come out of kindness that you showed us.. the future is bright for you all, in hopes you gain fame and fortune, please remember you do
more than just share a haunted house.. you give hope and therapy even if you don't know it....

It was such a privilege to finally meet you and your team!
We hope to be back in the future, and see and visit our "new", old friends...

Yours Truly, with great love and respect for the magic you are sharing,

Richard & Belinda

May-Stringer Ghost Tours
09/06/2019

May-Stringer Ghost Tours

COMING IN OCTOBER!

The Brooksville PIT
08/24/2019

The Brooksville PIT

10% off all Brooksville PIT Merchandise! The sale will run Saturday through to Monday from 12:00 am PT on August 24th to 11:59pm PT on August 26th. All products will be eligible for the sale. Use code AUGUSTSALE

https://teespring.com/stores/brooksville-pit

Thank you to everyone that voted!!  We are so thankful to this wonderful community that continues to support our museum!
05/20/2019

Thank you to everyone that voted!! We are so thankful to this wonderful community that continues to support our museum!

May-Stringer Ghost Tours
05/07/2019

May-Stringer Ghost Tours

Come check out the official grand opening of the new and improved gift shop inside our amazing museum on Saturday the 18th of May! Check out some incredibly unique local items that can ONLY be found at our location. We are open to the public during normal museum hours 12-3pm Tuesday-Saturday, and during the ghost tours for our reserved guests!

We’ve been nominated!! Please go to Hernandosun.com to vote!  Find us under Recreation and Entertainment/Museums.  Thank...
04/23/2019

We’ve been nominated!! Please go to Hernandosun.com to vote! Find us under Recreation and Entertainment/Museums. Thank you for your continued support!!

03/30/2019

LOOKING FOR LOCAL ARTISANS!!!
Our new gift shop is finally ready. We want to fill it with items that highlight our amazing Brooksville products and talent! If you are interested, please message us pictures of your products!

We apologize for any inconvenience, but the museum is closed today for tours due to docent illness. We will reopen tomor...
03/27/2019

We apologize for any inconvenience, but the museum is closed today for tours due to docent illness. We will reopen tomorrow at noon. Thank you for your understanding.

02/21/2019
Wood Window Makeover

Wood Window Makeover

There were smiles all over at the Historic Homes Workshop. Here's a few...

#ArtisanArmy #WoodWindowMakeover #womeninthetrades @paintshaver

Wood Window Makeover
02/16/2019

Wood Window Makeover

What an amazing week! We could not be more proud of this group of people right here! We had a great last day and everyone got their certificates of completion at the end of it. This was such a fantastic historic homes workshop we are forever grateful for everyone involved! @ May-Stringer House

Wood Window Makeover
02/15/2019

Wood Window Makeover

When @irisheyesrestoration showed up today with these doors, the whole workshop came to an immediate halt so everyone could come admire the amazing job he did restoring them @ May-Stringer House

We are so honored to have had you all with us at the museum!  Thank you for all of your hard work!
02/11/2019

We are so honored to have had you all with us at the museum! Thank you for all of your hard work!

Wow what an incredible weekend! We are so grateful for everyone who came out and we are so happy you could all make it! The perfect 10 year anniversary for our Historic Homes Workshop, and we’re not even done yet! @ May-Stringer House

02/03/2019
We are less than a week away from this amazing event!  There is still time to reserve your spot!  Learn from the TOP res...
02/03/2019
Wood Window Makeover

We are less than a week away from this amazing event! There is still time to reserve your spot! Learn from the TOP restoration specialists in the country, while working side by side with them. If you own a historic property, this is a cannot miss event. Find out more at artisanarmy.com.

https://www.facebook.com/58124532154/posts/10155841014837155/

My buddy, Scott Sidler and I have been doing workshops together since at least 2013. I have some very flattering pictures to prove it. This year he's teaching about plaster repair and in the process, is donating about $5000 worth of plaster repairs to the Historic May-Stringer House Museum, bringing the total of donated work this year to almost $45,000. I am floored at that number, but it's only possible through the generosity of many many people like Scott. So if you want to learn about plaster and plaster repairs for an old home, you can not only take his class on Saturday, you can get some hands on experience with a real pro! If you haven't subscribed to his blog or YouTube channel - you need to. Lots of good stuff there!

Address

601 Museum Ct
Brooksville, FL
34601

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00
Thursday 12:00 - 15:00
Friday 12:00 - 15:00
Saturday 12:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(352) 799-0129

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Would like to come and tour the May Stringer House,tomorrow can you advise me of tours available?.
How much is the event tommrow on the 29th
Our group, Orlandeaux Paranormal Society, will be investigating the May Stringer House again on September 27, 2017. Last time we were there, our director, Ray Stage, took this photograph. If you look closely you can see part of an apparition waling on the porch -- the legs and it looks like a musket.
R.I.P. Investigations, Rocky Top, TN
R.I.P. Investigations, need verification about doll in window.