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HistoryMiami

By on January 6, 2016

HistoryMiamiSQHistoryMiami offers educational tour opportunities for adults and students of all ages to learn more about the history of the region. We look forward to welcoming you on a memorable journey of our region’s history both on-site in our museum galleries or off-site at the many historic neighborhoods, landmarks, and sites throughout South Florida.

Our City Tours features walking, bike, boat, and coach tours with internationally acclaimed historian Dr. Paul George and other certified tour guides prepared to share their expertise on various topics related to Miami and South Florida history.

Private Tours are customized to meet your group’s individual needs. All personalized tours include a one-time free admission pass to the Museum.

For private tours, please complete the Private Tours Booking Form HERE. You will be contacted within two business days regarding your private tour request.

For public tours, you can book anytime online, or by calling 305-375-5792, Monday–Friday from 9am to 5pm, or email at citytours@historymiami.org. Check out our Happenings for a list of public tours.

HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL  33130

Little Havana History & Culture Walk

Fridays, January 8, February 12 and March 11 » 3:30–7:30pm

little-havanaLos Pinarenos Fruteria, 1334 SW 8th St, Miami 33135
See Little Havana like a native! Join our HistoryMiami guide on a fascinating tour of the world’s largest and best known Cuban neighborhood outside of Cuba. Sample a Guava Mojito as you mingle with local artists and preview over twelve art studios and private galleries.  Along the way, learn the art of cigar making and discover rare Cuban art from early 19th and 20th century. See the Walkway of the Stars, paying homage to Latin American musicians, artists and entertainers. Stroll down Cuban Memorial Boulevard and hear highlights of important events in the Cuban exile experience. PRICE: Members: $20 Non-Members: $30

Taste of Little Haiti Culture Walk

Saturdays, January 23 and March 26 » 11 am – 1 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
HaitiWalk_img_3682Vin jwen nou! Come join us! Learn about the Haitian diaspora with our HistoryMiami guide through the colorful neighborhood of Little Haiti. Visit the Little Haiti Cultural Center’s art galleries, shop at the Caribbean Marketplace and enjoy the rhythm and aromas from this vibrant community. Other tour stops include a botanica, Libreri Mapou Creole and French bookstore. Walk-ups welcome.
PRICE: Members: $40 Non-Members: $50

GroveParkInsider’s Tour: Grove Park with Dr. George

Sunday, January 31 » 11 am – 1:30 pm
Sewell Park, 1801 NW South River Drive, Miami, FL 33125
Explore Sewell Park, an oasis on the Miami River named after a mayor of Miami, with Dr. Paul George, and then amble over to Grove Park, a riverside neighborhood of beautiful historic homes, which was cut in two by the construction of I-95. Advanced reservations and payment required.
PRICE: Members: $20 Non-Members: $30

Downtown Archaeology & Architecture Walk

Friday, February 5, 10 am–Noon Friday, March 5, 11am– 1 pm
HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St. Miami, FL 33130

Downtown1WalkWalk along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay and learn about Miami’s history, from the Tequesta people to early pioneers and modern times. View the art and architecture along the walk to an archaeological site. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Tour ticket includes museum admission.
PRICE: Members: $20 Non-Members: $30

 

Wynwood: A History of Street Art

Saturday, February 20 » 11 am–1 pm
Panther Coffee, 2390 NW 2 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127
WynwoodArtWalkExplore one of Miami’s trendiest and most dynamic neighborhoods, the Wynwood Art District. Learn the story of how this textile warehouse and immigrant neighborhood, formerly known as “Little San Juan,” is quickly becoming the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. Stroll past huge murals and various street art displays as you listen to the history of graffiti from the advent of written language to today. Hear stories of the artists, residents and developers who made Wynwood home to over seventy galleries, five museums, and seven art complexes. Tour ticket includes museum admission. PRICE: Members: $20 Non-Members: $30

Coral Gables Twilight Walk with Dr. George

AlhambraArchSunday, February 14 » 5 pm – 7 pm
Venetian Pool, 2701 De Soto Blvd. Coral Gables 33134
Take a walk with Dr. Paul George along the tree-canopied streets of the City Beautiful that George Merrick designed. This delightful evening tour highlights some of Coral Gables’ most noted landmarks, including the Venetian Pool, Merrick House, the Biltmore Hotel and the DeSoto Fountain
PRICE: Members: $20 Non-Members: $30

 

Insider’s Tour: Secrets of Spring Garden with Dr. George

Sunday, March 20 » 10 am – Noon
Pink House, 1017 NW 9 Court, Miami
SpringgardenStroll with historian Dr. Paul George through the shaded streets of one of Miami’s most delightful hidden neighborhoods – Spring Garden, on the north bank of the Miami River. See the house dubbed the Hindu Temple, and learn of its unique history in early films. See prime examples Miami’s early architecture. PRICE: Members: $20 Non-Members: $30

Fisher Island, South Beach Boat Tour

Sunday, January 24 » 9 am– 11 am
Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
MiamiRiverHear Dr. Paul George tell scandalous and amazing South Beach stories while on a leisurely cruise of Biscayne Bay. See star-studded Star Island’s waterfront mansions, and Palm Island, where “Scarface” Al Capone spent his final years. Cross to fabulous Fisher Island for a close-up view of this exclusive enclave, once the site of the Vanderbilt Mansion. Advance reservations and payment are highly recommended.

Key Biscayne, Cape Florida Lighthouse, Stiltsville Boat Tour

StiltsvilleSunday, February 6 » 9 am– 11:30 am
Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Delight in this relaxing boat ride to one of Miami’s most hidden gems! Our resident historian Dr. Paul George takes you to Stiltsville where you will learn how this once vivacious community was transformed into the seven houses that remain amidst the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay. Known in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s as a playground for wealthy and well-connected Miamians, Stiltsville was once home to the now infamous Crawfish Eddies and Bikini Club. Cruise past the Cape Florida Lighthouse, while listening to the history of Stiltsville, Key Biscayne and the City of Miami. This tour is a must see for any visitor! Advanced reservations and payment recommended. Tour ticket includes museum admission.
PRICE: Members: $50 Non-Members: $60; CHILDREN 12 & UNDER: $25
RESERVATIONS: Register ONLINE or call 305-375-1621 (Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or email: citytours@historymiami.org