Historical Museum of South Florida Neighborhood Tours

Morningside Walking Tour, Saturday, March 6, 10 am -1 pm, 5601 NE 6th Avenue.  Stroll with Museum Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George along the bayside shores of this beautiful boom era community amidst an original subtropical hammock. Explore Miami’s first locally designated historic district with its unique blend of Spanish style and Streamline Moderne architecture.  Meeting point is at the corner of NE 6th Avenue and 56th Street.  HMSF Members $20; Non-Members $25.

Stiltsville, Key Biscayne & Cape FL Lighthouse Boat Tour, Saturday, March 13, 10 am – 1 pm, Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Boulevard Downtown Miami.  Voted Best Tour by the Miami New Times! Enjoy this beautiful boat trip with Dr. Paul George to one of Miami’s hidden gems – Stiltsville, a remnant community of seven houses perched on stilts in the middle of the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay. See the Cape Florida Lighthouse, learn about the history of Key Biscayne, and hear stories of fabulous parties and nefarious mobsters. Advance reservations and payment required.  HMSF Members $39; Non-Members $44.

Secrets of Coconut Grove Walking Tour, Sunday, March 14, 10 am – 1 pm, Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive Coconut Grove.  Discover the charming history and hidden secrets of one of Miami’s original settlements, Coconut Grove as you walk with Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George. Hear about the challenges faced by early Grove pioneers, Bahamian settlers, and Seminoles as you visit the sites of the Peacock Inn, Millionaire’s Row, Plymouth Congregational Church and the Barnacle, the preserved home of Commodore Ralph Munroe.  HMSF Members $20; Non-Members $25.

Little Havana Walking Tour, Saturday, March 20, 10 am – 1 pm, Brigade 2506 Torch, SW 13 Avenue & SW 8 Street Miami.  Absorb Cuban culture with Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George on this classic tour through one of Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Explore bungalow architecture, see the Tower Theater and marvel at the hand-rollers at a cigar factory. Visit Domino Park, Cuban Memorial Boulevard and see the home of the Miami’s first mayor. You can also join Dr. George for lunch afterwards.  HMSF Members $20; Non-Members $25.

Design District Architecture Walking Tour, Sunday, March 21, 10 am – 12 pm, 3610 NE 2 Avenue Midtown Miami.  Explore the heart of design in Miami with Dr. Paul George. See cutting-edge architecture, examine the nouveau-Minoan figures on the Buick Building, and window-shop at the high-end furniture stores and art galleries. Hear about developer Craig Robins, and learn about the neighborhood master plan created by Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.  Metered parking is available under the highway (I-195).  HMSF Members $20; Non-Members $25.

Florida’s Fabulous Hotel Lobbies Coach Tour, Saturday, March 27, 10 am – 1 pm, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street Downtown Miami.  Join Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George as he celebrates Miami Modern (MiMo), Art Deco, and Mediterranean Revival architecture with entertaining stories on this tour of some of Florida’s best-known and most beautiful hotel lobbies. Tour includes stops at the Biltmore, Fontainebleau, Essex, and the Doral Hotels, as well as a few surprises. Advance payment and reservations required.  HMSF Members $39; Non-Members $44.


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