Downtown New Port Richey's Historic District consists of the Main Street area from Madison Avenue to the Pithlachascotee River. Located on the East side of the River, the district has several historical structures dating back to the City's founding in the 1920's.
The Historic District has been a vibrant center to downtown since being developed. Today it hosts many restaurant and dining establishments, breweries, and shopping.
Richey Suncoast Theatre is a historic former movie theatre built in 1925 and later restored for use as a playhouse and community theatre.
Today, the theatre hosts comedy nights, movie nights featuring classics, and produces live plays.
The West Pasco Historical Society, housed in the historic Seven Springs Schoolhouse, built in 1915.
Located on the edge of Sims Park in the historic district, the West Pasco Historical Society preserves the history of the local community. Their museum hosts unique items, relative to the surrounding area, that guests can walk through and enjoy, in a museum like setting.
Founded in 1963, the West Pasco Art Guild and Gallery is the largest art association in Pasco County. It is a valuable resource for artists and artists-in-training
Workshops are planned once or twice a month from September through May with visiting artists. Monthly shows with artwork from Guild members and the wider community are hung in the Gallery and are open to the public. Each show begins with an opening reception. See the Exhibits & Show Openings page for the schedule.
Opportunities to exhibit in the surrounding area are also occasionally available.
When asked what people think of when you say Downtown New Port Richey, Sims Park, Orange Lake, and the River are the first things they think of.
Located on the Pithlachascotee River, Sims Park can be reached off of Main Street and Bank Street. The park includes a playground and splash pad, beautiful oak trees, sidewalks and an amphitheater and gazebo. Guests and locals of all ages enjoy visiting the park to play or meander down it's river walk.