DISCOVER FLORIDA WALKING TOURS
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
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 email@example.com or 727-873-2018.
Here are the tours that are currently available:
- Apalachicola – The Hill
- Boca Grande
- Bradenton (Old Manatee)
- DeFuniak Springs
- Eau Gallie
- Fernandina Beach
- Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Myers: Dunbar
- Fort Pierce
- Fort Pierce – Lincoln Park
- Indian Key
- Indian Rocks Beach
- Key West
- Lake Mary
- Lake Wales
- Miami (Downtown)
- Miami (Little Haiti)
- New Smyrna Beach
- Ormond Beach
- 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
- Tarpon Springs
- Virginia Key Beach
- Ybor City
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.
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.