Upcoming events

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Craftsman House - 2955 Central Ave.
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    This Historic Kenwood tour is always fun! Tour participants will  experience one of the country’s premier bungalow neighborhoods on a leisurely walk led by resident guides excited to show off their neighborhood. Kenwood is one of the 'Burg's five National Register designated historic districts. It is also one of the city's two "artist enclave" districts. The tour will highlight both the architecture and neighborhood art projects happening in this popular and special neighborhood. After the tour, guests can choose to enjoy a drink or lunch at the Craftsman House, an American crafts gallery & cafe that was the original model home for Kenwood or at one of the many other local food spots in the  Grand Central District along Central Ave.

    PTB members are free.  Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Bahama Shores Park - on the water at 58th Ave. S. & Bahama Shores Dr.
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    This beautiful & historic Tampa Bay waterfront neighborhood, first platted in the '20's, has both 1920's Med Rev & mid century ranch styled homes dating to the late 1940's & '50's. On the neighborhood’s north end was the luxurious waterfront Bahama Shores Hotel & Yacht Club while to the south, where Bay Vista Park stands today, was the Bee Line Ferry terminal, the way south before the the 1954 opening of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

    The tour will be led by neighborhood resident, historian, author of The Making of St. Petersburg and former PTB President Will Michaels. The tour will include a stop in both a 1920's and a mid-century ranch styled home. The tour starts in the neighborhood park, Bahama Shores Park. It is located where 58th Avenue South intersects Bahama Shores Drive.

    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Independent Bar - 1049 Central Avenue., St. Petersburg 33701
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    Sunday mornings, with light traffic is the perfect time for a bicycle ride around the 'Burg! Join PTB for this fun, local, tour on two wheels! The tour will offer a chance to experience some of the neighborhoods, buildings and architecture that make the city special! With numerous stops, the tour will last about two hours, leaving you plenty of time during the rest of the day to enjoy other St. Pete activities or to just relax for the afternoon!

    Preserve the 'Burg has partnered with Coast Bike Share to offer this tour. The tour price includes use of a Coast bicycle and a one month Coast membership, entitling you to daily use of one of their bicycles during the membership month! Or you can bring your own bicycle. Helmets recommended.

    If you are not already a member or you are ready to renew your membership, you might want to consider our membership special pricing category which includes the tour & a membership. One of the membership benefits is that our regular walking tours are free to members!

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Ale and the Witch, 111 Second Ave NE
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    Its become a tradition, the Movies & Music in the Park Announcement Party at The Ale & Witch! As part of the tradition, Preserve the 'Burg will shout out movie trivia questions to help you guess the movies that will be shown on the big screen in N. Straub Park each Thursday evening in May. And with five Thursdays coming in May that means five movie nights and five chances to guess the evening's movie and to win a prize for being first to do so!        

    All in all it will be an evening of fun and a few laughs as movie titles are guessed and Preserve the 'Burg prizes awarded for the first correct guess! We will unveil the special 10th anniversary Movies in the Park poster, and also announce the bands that will be playing each movie evening.        

    Join us - the having a good time is FREE - but we hope you will purchase an American craft beer (or two) from the Witch's great selection as a portion of the sales will be donated to help support Movies in the Park - thank you to Brett and his crew at The Ale & the Witch!

    Reservations not required. But don't forget to mark your calendar for April 3!
    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SE corner of 1st Ave. S. & 1st St. (next to entrance to Sat. Morning Market) (100 1st St. S.E., St. Petersburg 33701)
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    This 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. Learn about 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 Arcade and the Open Air Post Office (pictured from an old post card and it doesn't look much different today!).

    You might want to come early and take a stroll through the Saturday Morning Market, it opens at 9 am, and grab a bakery treat & coffee.

    PTB members are free.  Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.

     


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • City Hall - 175 5th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    • 13
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    Preserve the 'Burg (PTB) and our friends at Keep St. Pete Lit are partnering to offer this fun tweak to PTB’s traditional downtown walking tour - a historic tour with a  literary twist! Tour goers will learn about some of the 'Burg's history and architecture while gaining inspiration from local writers reading from their work. The tour, starting at City Hall, will circle around Mirror Lake an area with historic homes, schools, churches and, of course, the shuffle board courts!! All in all, this tour makes for a great morning, make your reservation now as this tour often fills up!
    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flatbread & Butter Coffee Shop - 497 7th Ave. N. (across from Round Lake Park)
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    Historic Uptown is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, located just north of downtown and west of 4th St. The 160 acre neighborhood is a National Register historic district that still very much retains its 1920's feel. The neighborhood was listed on the National Register because of  the excellent and varied examples of popular styled homes from the early 1900's thru the 1920's. Tour participants will have an opportunity to experience and learn about these styles during the neighborhood stroll from tour guide Emily Elwyn, Preserve the 'Burg's president and an architectural historian. The tour will start at the neighborhood's new coffee bar, overlooking Round Lake Park. Come early, grab a cup of coffee and one of their tasty baked goods and support this new local business reusing a piece of neighborhood history!

    Reservations Recommended.



    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Craftsman House - 2955 Central Ave.
    Register

    This Historic Kenwood tour wraps up our spring Saturday morning tour season so if you have been thinking about taking this tour now is the time to join us!  Experience one of the country’s premier bungalow neighborhoods on a leisurely walk led by resident guides excited to show off their neighborhood. Kenwood is one of the 'Burg's five National Register designated historic districts. It is also one of the city's two "artist enclave" districts. The tour will highlight both the architecture and neighborhood art projects happening in this popular and special neighborhood. After the tour, guests can choose to enjoy a drink or lunch at the Craftsman House, an American crafts gallery & cafe that was the original model home for Kenwood or at one of the many other local food spots in the  Grand Central District along Central Ave.

    PTB members are free.  Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.


Contact:
Preserve the 'Burg
P.O. Box 838
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
(727) 824-7802
info@preservetheburg.org
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