Florida Stories Community Walking Tours

Listen, these streets
have stories to tell.

Learn the history of some of Florida’s most unique small towns. Our free walking tour app, “Florida Stories,” can be downloaded for all iOS and Android devices or viewed on our web app.

Watch this short video from Visit Florida to learn more about Florida Stories.

Experience Florida In A Brand New Way

“Florida Stories” transports you through the past and the present, step by step (or staying in place). “Florida Stories” tours are high-quality, packed with photos and rich audio that will open your eyes to many of Florida’s cities and towns in a way you’ve never experienced before.

Below is a sneak peek at some of our tour stops!

Educators

Looking for ways to share digital content with your students, check out the Florida Stories Web App. With the web app sharing content is as easy as sharing a link. Click here to check it out!

Charming Stroll Off
the Beaten Path

Step back in time to an era unhurried and peaceful. This narrow Beach Trail is almost how it looked in the early days with the scattering of crushed shell for the road.

Indian Rocks Beach Trail Cottages

Florida Stories: Indian Rocks Beach Trail Cottages

Little Haiti Cultural Center/
Caribbean Market Place

The Little Haiti Cultural Complex is a hub for civic engagement. In addition, the Caribbean Marketplace is also the official Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Cultural Center

Florida Stories: Little Haiti

Boca Grande
Railroad Depot

This is the center of the town of Boca Grande where people have always met to meet the train, shop at the Mercantile or Fugates and more recently to get their mail.

Boca Grande Railroad Depot

Florida Stories: Boca Grande

British Government House
Florida Stories: Pensacola

Originally intended to serve the British governor, the Government House became Pensacola’s first city hall, where all functions of civil government took place. The Garrison Kitchen and mess house for the British garrison were located nearby.

British Government House

Florida Stories: Pensacola

SV Governor Stone
Florida Stories: St. Andrews

Built in 1877 this is the last known surviving Gulf Coast Schooner. It was the “pickup truck” of its day, as travel by boat was much easier than over the sand and swamps of the Gulf Coast. It is a National Historic Landmark today.

SV Governor Stone

Florida Stories: St. Andrews

Florida Historic Capitol
Florida Stories: Tallahassee

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate connections between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation.

Florida Historic Capitol

Florida Stories: Tallahassee

Zora Neale Hurston’s Home
Fort Pierce

In a small quaint bungalow style home directly across from Lincoln Park Academy, Zora often retreated to hear home office to write and catch up on reading.

Zora Neale Hurston’s Home

Florida Stories: Fort Pierce, Lincoln Park

Broward's First Downtown
Fort Lauderdale

The story of Flagler and Brickell continue as we visit the street where the train station was located. It was the city’s first main street and most prestigious address through the 1920’s.

Broward's First Downtown

Florida Stories: Fort Lauderdale

Custom House
Key West

The historic Custom House is home to the Key West Art and Historical Society featuring exhibitions on Florida Keys history, art, people, and the events that shaped Key West.

Custom House

Florida Stories: Key West

Bridge Street Marches
St. Augustine

On a night more than fifty years ago hundreds had been at a meeting at the St. Paul’s AME Church. It is late as you start toward the Plaza following the path of civil rights demonstrators from 1964.

Bridge Street Marches

Florida Stories: Lincolnville

Plaza de la Constitución
St. Augustine

Welcome to the heart of Spanish St. Augustine. You are standing in historic footsteps of the colonists who came ashore those many centuries ago. If it were 1578, your feet would be wet.

Plaza de la Constitución

Florida Stories: Spanish Colonial Florida

Historic Train Depot
Fernandina Beach

This historic train depot serves as a welcome center for visitors to Fernandina Beach but in May of 1777 this was the site of a second failed attempt to invade East FL during the Revolutionary War.

Historic Train Depot

Florida Stories: Fernandina Beach

José Martí Park
Ybor City

You are now standing in front of the only plot of land in the United States owned by Cuba! By walking into Martí Park you are traveling to Cuba without a passport.

José Martí Park

Florida Stories: José Martí Trail

City Hall and a mural
St. Petersburg

Learn about the history and architecture of St. Petersburg’s city hall and the painting in the Hall that many thought was inappropriate for a city struggling to get past its segregated history.

City Hall and a mural

Florida Stories: St. Petersburg

Historic Polk County Courthouse
Bartow

The third courthouse on this site, the original building looked much different from what you see today. The “Neo-classical” style building opened in 1909 and is currently the History Center.

Historic Polk County Courthouse

Florida Stories: Bartow

Walking Tours Currently Available

Apalachicola – The Hill
Bartow
Boca Grande
Bradenton (Old Manatee)
DeFuniak Springs
DeLand
Eau Gallie
Fernandina Beach
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Myers: Dunbar
Fort Pierce
Fort Pierce – Lincoln Park
Indian Key
Indian Rocks Beach
Islamorada
Key West
Lake Mary
Lake Wales

Miami (Downtown)
Miami (Little Haiti)
New Smyrna Beach
Ormond Beach
Pensacola
Phillippi Estate Park
Safety Harbor
St. Andrews
St. Augustine – Colonial Florida
St. Augustine – Flagler College
St. Augustine – Gilded Age
St. Augustine – Lincolnville
St. Augustine – South of the Plaza
St. Petersburg
Tallahassee
Tarpon Springs
Virginia Key Beach
Ybor City

Florida Stories Walking Tour Communities

Note: If you are downloading the Florida Stories app be advised that download times vary based on your connection.
If you need help downloading the app, please contact Lisa Lennox at [email protected].

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