The City of New Port Richey is a historic township beautifully located along the winding river banks of the Pithlachascotee River. Standing nearby is the Hacienda Hotel; rich with local lore, the hotel was once the crown jewel of New Port Richey.
It was designed to be an exclusive subtropical resort; it became a favorite retreat of Hollywood stars and starlets. The 1920's started a parade of famous names to the City. Over time it has included such luminaries as Thomas Meighan, Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Irving Berlin, Gene Sarazen, Shirley Temple, Babe Ruth, June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash and more.
Check out more history and lore of the area by clicking on the picture below. It will take you directly to the archives of The West Pasco Historical Society. It is a wonderful collection of articles and photos. Enjoy your trip through the past!