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Launch Party: Walk Historic Islamorada

Event Date:

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Green Turtle Inn
81219 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036


Jill Miranda Baker
(305) 922-2237

Program Description:

This is the Launch Party for a new Florida Stories walking tour: Walk Historic Islamorada. From the beginning of the Overseas Highway to the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane that toppled Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, Walk Historic Islamorada tells a surprising array of stories that have impacted the local history.The Launch Party is onsite at the first stop on the tour, Green Turtle Inn. What follows is a nearly one-mile journey revealing stories of early pioneers, the most powerful hurricane to ever strike North America and the hurricane or Red Cross Houses built for survivors, the memorial built to honor hundreds of victims, and one of the few bona fide pirate stories connected to the island chain. The tour ends at the Pioneer Cemetery located on the property of Cheeca Lodge, at one time the heart of this historic community.