St. Pete Historic Walking Tours

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GET TO KNOW THE BURG

Guided tours are the perfect way to get to know a city and a neighborhood. Preserve the Burg offers a regular schedule of walking and bike tours. Reservations are highly recommended as the tours do fill up. The regular Saturday tour season runs October through April  (locations vary).  Tours start at 10 am except for the  Gulfport tour that starts at 3 pm. Starting in May, Twilight on the Town summer walking tours will begin, according to PTB Executive Director Allison Stribling. Tours are a leisurely stroll with numerous stops, lasting about two hours.  Walkers should wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. Cost is $10.   Check the web site preservetheburg.org on the Calendar Page for tour information, to RSVP,  or call  (727) 824-7802.  

HISTORIC KENWOOD TOUR
Fourth Saturday of the month
Meeting point: Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Ave.
Led  by resident guides, this popular walking tour includes a stop inside one of the neighborhood’s restored bungalows. After the tour, guests can choose to enjoy a drink or lunch at the Craftsman House, an American crafts gallery and  cafe that was the original model home for Kenwood.

ORIGINAL DOWNTOWN HISTORIC WALKING TOUR
 First Saturday of the Month
Meeting Point: At the SE corner of 1st Ave. S & 1st St., next to the Saturday Morning Market entrance.
 Take a trip through historic downtown St. Pete seeing grand hotels, stately churches, and architectural treasures like the Snell Arcade, the Open Air Post Office, and Williams Park. See examples of how history is successfully being put  back to use while hearing stories about the founding of St. Pete.

WATERFRONT TOUR
 Second Saturday of the Month
 Meeting Point: At the SE corner of 1st Ave. S & 1st St., next to the Saturday Morning Market entrance 
 Learn about the civic visionaries who transformed a working waterfront into one of the largest waterfront park systems in the country.   Tour goers will also have a chance to learn about some of the newest buildings gracing the waterfront and what the city has done to encourage good design.

HISTORIC GULFPORT TOUR
 Third Saturday of the Month  (3 pm)
Meeting Point: Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
 Stroll through funky, artistic and historic Gulfport for a tour that looks at this small town on Boca Ciega Bay and its collection of historic commercial and residential structures. Tour will be led by a Gulfport local.

Note: Tour times and schedule changes starting in May. Be sure to check the web site for updates.