Downtown Walking Tours Offered Twice a Week Jan 2nd - Apr 17th!
WHO: Interested Public
WHERE: Begin at the SWFL Museum of History
2031 Jackson Street in Downtown Fort Myers
WHEN: Wednesdays & Saturdays departing at 10AM
January 2nd thru April 17th Please arrive at 9:45 am
COST: Reservations recommended – spaces limited.
Just $10 for Adults. $5 for students with ID
Add Museum admission for just $5! *Sales tax will be added as appropriate.
The downtown Fort Myers area is teeming with history! The banks of the Caloosahatchee capture every tale and every building has its own unique story. Join us as we reveal the mystery and the meaning of our fascinating City and historic downtown River District on the Downtown Walking Tour presented by the Southwest Florida Museum of History.
This 1-½ hour guided, leisurely stroll through historic downtown Fort Myers uncovers the stories of the people that built our town. Visit the location of the old Fort, hear the tales surrounding Fort Myers, learn about the rivalry that built at least six businesses and assorted establishments, and view the historic buildings that house the stories of yesteryear thanks to the preservation and restoration efforts that keep our history alive.
The tours originate at the historic Atlantic Coastline Railroad restored train depot now known as the Southwest Florida Museum of History which chronicles the history of Southwest Florida from prehistoric to present-day through exhibits and displays, a 1929 private Pullman railcar, and a replica Cracker House.
From January 2nd through April 17th, take a tour on any Wednesday or Saturday at 10:00AM. Due to limited space, reservations are recommended so please call 239-321-7430 and reserve a date to learn about our fascinating City and historic downtown River District. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Upgrade to add a discounted admission to the SWFL Museum of History and enjoy the art exhibition, "Art Expressions of Latin America: 500 Years of History & Heritage." This particular theme is especially poignant as Florida celebrates the quincentennial anniversary of our state. Artists display a variety of mediums including watercolors, oils and mixed media and represent countries such as Cuba, Columbia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Showing now through February 16th.
That's two great educational and cultural experiences for one low price. As always, Museum Members receive a 50% discount on Walking Tours and FREE admission all year long. Walking Tours are great for groups too!
Take a break after the walking tour to grab lunch at the Oasis Restaurant next door to the Museum or at one of our delicious downtown dining destinations, and then embark on your Museum tour to learn more about our area's history and explore "Art Expressions of Latin America: 500 Years of History & Heritage," in the special exhibit gallery.
For more information about the Museum please call 239-321-7430 or visit our website at www.MUSEUMofHISTORY.org. You may also “like” the SWFL Museum of History on Facebook for the most up-to-date info on events, exhibits, and other happenings.