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Saturday, November 6, 2021
Mirror Lake and its surrounding neighborhood are a special part of the 'Burg. While it is just blocks from Central Avenue, the area has its own sense of place, with an array of historic buildings including the 1916 Carnegie Library, and the 1924 St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club among many others. The area still retains much of its historic integrity and is a part of the Downtown National Register Historic District. However, Mirror Lake's unique sense of place is threatened by new high rise development. This tour, led by PTB's Emily Elwyn, will be a leisurely stroll around Mirror Lake, taking in the best of the past as well as discussing the potential threats to the area's integrity. Pictured above is a historic post card scene looking across Mirror Lake to the 1916 library.
Tours are free for PTB members and $20 for non-members.
Tour starting point is next to the Shuffleboard Club sign, pictured below.
Tour reservations are strongly recommended as space is limited to 30 people.
If a tour is full, walk-ups will not be accommodated.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Our "Original" downtown walking tour is a great way for visitors to get an introduction to St. Petersburg and for residents to learn a few things new about the 'Burg's past. Experience and see what makes downtown special as you take a stroll though a portion of the city's central business district and the Downtown National Register Historic District. Participants will see grand historic hotels, stately churches, and architectural treasures like the Snell Building & Arcade and the Open Air Post Office.
You might want to come early and take a stroll before the tour through the Saturday Morning Market, it opens at 9 am and offers lots of food vendors.
PTB members are free. Guests and non-members are $20/person.
Saturday, November 27, 2021
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.
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