Florida streets have stories to tell. Listen...

The Florida Humanities Council invites you to take a stroll with "Florida Stories," a free walking tour app featuring multi-stop tours of towns all over the Sunshine State, from Tallahassee to Lake Wales to Key West, illuminating the past and making it personal.

What you'll discover on these tours is fascinating.

On the Fernandina Beach tour, you’ll stop at the Florida House Inn, where famous Cuban Revolutionary Jose Marti plotted insurrection against the Spanish in his native Cuba. Islamorada’s tour reveals the fury of the most powerful hurricane to ever strike North America. Pensacola’s tour includes a visit to the Fort Well, dug in the 1770s, a vital backup source of water.

You can explore the history, culture and architecture of communities you love with these user-friendly tours at your own pace, on your own schedule: on foot, via bike, or even in your car.

You can even check out the tours from the comfort of your home.  Download one tour or all of them.

Here’s your how-to guide.

Get the Florida Stories Walking Tours App

Your first step is to go to Florida Stories Walking Tours and get the free app, “Florida Stories.” Here’s the download for all iOS and Android devices. Or you can view it on the web app.

How to use the Florida Stories App

To download a tour:

  • Select your desired tour.
  • A box will open to download the tour.
  • Click the download button, which depending on your network speed, could take several minutes.
  • Once it’s downloaded, you should be directed to the tour. If you’re not, close and reopen the app and go to your desired tour.

On each tour, you’ll:

  • Visit historic stops, museums, and points of interest.
  • See historic and current day photos.
  • Learn information about the history of each site.

You can save stops by using the FAVORITES button for quick reference.

If you experience any difficulty downloading a tour please contact Lisa Lennox at or 727-873-2018.

Here are the tours that are currently available:

  1. Apalachicola – The Hill
  2. Bartow
  3. Boca Grande
  4. Bradenton (Old Manatee)
  5. DeFuniak Springs
  6. DeLand
  7. Eau Gallie
  8. Fernandina Beach
  9. Fort Lauderdale
  10. Fort Myers: Dunbar
  11. Fort Pierce
  12. Fort Pierce – Lincoln Park
  13. Indian Key
  14. Indian Rocks Beach
  15. Islamorada
  16. Key West
  17. Lake Mary
  18. Lake Wales
  19. Miami (Downtown)
  20. Miami (Little Haiti)
  21. New Smyrna Beach
  22. Ormond Beach
  23. Pensacola
  24. Phillippi Estate Park
  25. Safety Harbor
  26. St. Andrews
  27. St. Augustine – Colonial Florida
  28. St. Augustine – Flagler College
  29. St. Augustine – Gilded Age
  30. St. Augustine – Lincolnville
  31. St. Augustine – South of the Plaza
  32. St. Petersburg
  33. Tallahassee
  34. Tarpon Springs
  35. Virginia Key Beach
  36. Ybor City

Learn more about this program and others at Watch this short video from Visit Florida to learn more about Florida Stories.

Click on a city below to discover its walking tours.


If you’re visiting Northwest Florida, Emerald Coast Tours offer fun and new ways to see Pensacola by food, bike or Segway, depending on your need for speed. Its walking pub tours are particularly popular for groups and a fun way to learn about downtown Pensacola’s history while tasting local beer and wine. The company also offers free or donation-based tours for visitors looking to get a taste of history, celebrity tales and local food.

At Fort George Island Park, you can take guided grounds tours of the early 1800s Kingsley Plantation or walk through the federally protected coastal land and check out native plants, birds and other wildlife.

In Tampa, history buffs love the Ybor City historic walking tours as well as the ghost tours, which give a glimpse into its rich Cuban cigar-rolling past and other interesting eras.

Nearby, St. Petersburg is also filled with quirky tales and historic lore that are best seen and heard while on a lovely guided stroll.

In Miami Beach, the Miami Design Preservation League’s famous art deco walking tour is among one of the most popular attractions in the area. The tour brings life to the fabulous Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern (MiMo) buildings, each of which has its own fascinating history.

And in St. Augustine, the drink and food tours – including an exciting haunted beer and wine tour -- are a must-do for visitors with adventurous palates.