Walking Tours

Walk With Us!

Join the History Center for a guided tour of some of Tampa’s most historic sites and neighborhoods. Each 90-minute walk is led by a History Center-trained docent and limited to just 25 people to ensure an intimate and informative experience. Pre-registration is required. Choose from one of the upcoming tours below.

Downtown Tampa Tour

New for 2019, join the History Center for a 90-minute walking tour of Tampa’s historic downtown. This guided tour highlights the iconic landmarks, colorful characters and groundbreaking events behind what was once the entire city of Tampa, the first economic hub on Florida’s west coast.
 
You’ll stroll past City Hall, Sacred Heart Church, the Floridan Palace Hotel and even Tampa’s oldest bar, The Hub!
 
Our Downtown History Tours are offered on the first Saturday of the month. Tours meet in the center of Lykes Gaslight Park, 241 E. Madison St.
 

History Center walking tours take place outdoors. Guests will walk approximately six blocks and should dress appropriately for Florida’s summertime weather.

Tours are limited to 25 people. Pre-registration is required. 

Historic Ybor City Tour

Join the History Center for a guided tour of historic Ybor City. This 90-minute, outdoor walking tour is led by a History Center-trained docent and focuses on the founding and development of Ybor City in the late 19th century through the early 20th century. You’ll tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about the people, social life and work culture of early Ybor.

Stroll past mutual aid societies, the Ybor Cigar Factory and other key landmarks during this outdoor tour, and hear the stories behind one Florida’s oldest and most unique communities. History Center walking tours take place outdoors. Guests will walk approximately one mile and should dress appropriately for Florida’s summertime weather.

Our Ybor Tour takes place on the second Saturday of the month. Tours meet at the Cuban Club in Ybor City, 2010 N. Avenida Republica de Cuba, in Ybor City.

Tours are limited to 25 people. Pre-registration is required. 

Historic Central Avenue Black History Tour

Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about Tampa’s African-American community from the 1890s through the late 1960s.

This outdoor trek begins at the new Robert Saunders Public Library and explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Black life in Tampa.

Central Avenue Black History Tours take place on the last Saturday of each month. Tours meet at the Robert Saunders Public Library, 1505 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa. History Center walking tours take place outdoors, and guests will walk about 5 blocks, one way. Pre-registration is required.

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