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.
Historic Ybor City Tour
The Ybor City walking tour is sold out through the end of the year. New tours for 2019 will be added soon.
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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.
Tours are limited to 25 people. Pre-registration is required. Tours meet at the Cuban Club in Ybor City, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, 33605-3653,Tampa.
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 life in 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. History Center walking tours take place outdoors. Guests will walk 5 blocks, one way.
Pre-registration is required. Tours meet at the Robert Saunders Public Library, 1505 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
PLEASE NOTE: Our Central Avenue Tour has concluded for the season and will start again in the fall.