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St. Petersburg Preservation, Inc. - Historic Walking Tours

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Address: St. Petersburg, FL 33731
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+1 727-824-7802
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St. Petersburg Preservation offers historic walking tours each Saturday...

St. Petersburg Preservation offers historic walking tours each Saturday morning at 10 am from October thru April. Each Saturday of the month offers a different tour! SPP also offers (during the tour season) monthly a one-hour Friday lunchtime tour. During the summer season (May-September)evening walking tours are offered. Starting locations vary, depending upon the tour offered, check the website for details.

The guided walking tours allow visitors to take a leisurely stroll while seeing the jewels of St. Pete’s past and learning about the founding of St. Petersburg and its historic architecture. St. Petersburg has retained a special sense of place and after taking this tour you too will be able to appreciate what keeps St. Petersburg special!

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Take Several to Get to know Historic and modern St Petersburg

St Petersurg Preservation offers a variety of walking tours on saturdays from October thru April and also by arrangement for groups.They recently published a Historic St... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DianneWheatley
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Dunedin, Florida

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Dunedin, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

St Petersurg Preservation offers a variety of walking tours on saturdays from October thru April and also by arrangement for groups.They recently published a Historic St Petersburg Downtown & Waterfront Walking Guide that features 4 routes and displays color photos of sites . Guides are enthusiastic and knowledgable. We had the president of the group!!

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alexandria, va, usa
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

You can access the schedule for these informative St. Petersburg walking tours at the St. Petersburg Preservation Society's website. Conducted by knowledgeable St. Petersburg resident volunteers, at $10 per person they are a true bargain. Better yet, join the society and take as many tours in a year as you would like (a 3-month "snowbird," I did this and have... More 

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Toronto
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We saw someone giving a walking tour on Saturday looked up the web site and took a one hour tour on Friday at noon. It was hosted by Emily, who was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the sites. We are looking forward to taking their other tours soon. (hopefully with Emily)

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a very interesting and educational tour of the craftsman style homes of Kenwood. We saw many homes from the "before" to "after" renovation stage. Our guide provided interesting commentary about the style and construction of these homes which date back about 90 years. One couple actually invited all of us in to view their renovated home. A very... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful organization doing good work to protect and preserve the history of St. Petersburg, Florida. Part of that mission is these informative and enjoyable walking tours where you will learn about different aspects of the history of this great city. SPP offers various tours covering different topics. There is sure to be something for everyone. Anyone interested... More 

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Yesterday, we took an historic walking tour with St. Pete Preservation Society and I highly recommend it. The knowledge in our guide was amazing and we learned so much about St. Pete. Our tour was down and around Central Avenue and included the Detroit Hotel, City Hall and Williams Park.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

My wife and I found this on TripAdvisor just the night before the tour and it was a valuable find. The Uptown historical architectural tour amazingly took us right down the street where we are staying! A group of about 20 guided by 2 knowledgable guides (Peter & Emily) took us around a selection of notable old buildings and described... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

The tours are available most every Saturday from 10 -12 and only cost $5. We joined St. Petersburg Preservation for $50, and now get FREE tours. Our first tour was today and Emily was a pleasure as our tour guide. She is a volunteer and a dedicated preservationist. We got our exercise and learned about St Pete as well. A... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

We've done nearly every one that Emily and Peter et al offer, including the varied ones on the third Saturday of the month. It has been a wonderful way to get to know and enjoy the 'neighboring' big city about 45 minutes from where we call 'home'. The suggested donation of $5. is a lovely way to sweep in tourists... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

These tours are on Saturdays for the most part during October to May - cooler walking months in our parts. Don't miss them! It's a quick study on the area and a wonderful way to learn about the locale! Friendly, short walks lasting about 2 hours. Usually start near a local coffee shop and often end near a local lunch-type... More 

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