Upcoming events

    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SE corner of 1st St. & 1st Ave. South (next to the entrance to the Sat. Morning Market) (100 1st St. S.E., St. Petersburg 33701)
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    Saturday, December 11, 2021

    St. Petersburg's waterfront helps to make the city special! Tour participants will learn about the waterfront's importance to the city's efforts to promote itself as the embodiment of the Florida dream and hear stories about the civic visionaries who transformed a working waterfront into one of the country's largest waterfront park systems. The waterfront is also where baseball’s spring training got its start, was the 1914 home to the world’s first airline, the St. Petersburg - Tampa Airboat Co. and the location for the 'Burg's historic fountain of youth - those on the tour will be able to try the fountain and, no doubt, will feel younger by tour's end!

    You may want to come early and stop in at the Saturday Morning Market - it opens at 9 am and it's easy to purchase a cup of coffee and bakery treat before the start of the tour.

    Walking tours are $10 to PTB members.  Guests and non-members are $20/person. 

    Tour reservations are strongly recommended as space is limited to 30 people.

    If a tour is full, walk-ups will not be accommodated.


    • 18 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • In front of the Pallidum - 253 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33701
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    This special walking tour will take you on a stroll along the interface between downtown and the Historic Old Northeast, an area within the Downtown National Register Historic District. The neighborhood has a rich collection of historic buildings, particularly those along 4th & 5th Avenues North, giving the neighborhood a special feel and sense of place.

    The Burnside residence, pictured above, and located on 5th Ave. N. has a remarkable history of being home to women who made a mark in our community and beyond. It is a threatened local landmark you will learn about on the tour. 

    The present boom has brought significant change to this part of downtown with the demolition of a number of historic buildings. Can the neighborhood remain special? Join us as we look at this changing piece of downtown, what is left of its historic integrity and offer some insight and perspective on what might be in store for its future.

    Reservations required, make yours now before the tour fills!

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