PTB members are free. Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended
This special walking tour will take you on a stroll along the interface between downtown and the Historic Old Northeast, an area undergoing rapid change yet one that still retains significant historic buildings. One of those is the Burnside residence, pictured to the left and located on 5th Ave. N. near our tour's starting spot in front of Kahwa Coffee. The building has a remarkable history of being home to women who made a mark in our community and beyond. It is a threatened local landmark you will learn about on the tour. At the tour's end you are welcome to sit down down with us, get a drink or something to eat and continue the conversation about how to keep St. Pete special, at a local business, the Old Northeast Tavern.
Tour is free for PTB members and just $10 for all others. Reservations recommended.
Tour starts in front of Kahwa Coffee on 5th Ave. N. and will end at the Old Northeast Tavern on 7th Ave. N. (start/end points are about two blocks apart).
Our "Original" downtown walking 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. Experience 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 Building & Arcade (pictured) and the Open Air Post Office.
You might want to come early and take a stroll through the Saturday Morning Market, it opens at 9 am and its easy to purchase a bakery treat & coffee.
Join us for PTB’s annual holiday party! We’ll be in the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood, which will be adorned with their famous don't-miss-'em Holiday lights. Take it all in by bike or on foot, or just stick around at the house and party! There'll be tasty food treats, cash bar, live music and more.
Our generous hosts, Anna and John Broshears, fell in love with their 1925 Historic Old Northeast home which they purchased in 2016. They lovingly and successfully renovated the home, earning a 2019 PTB Preservation Award.
As part of the party, PTB will offer guided holiday light tours by bike and by foot. Tours will include stops to look at the holiday lights & decorations as well as to hear a bit about neighborhood history.For the biking tour, you are welcome to bring your own or use a Coast Bike Share bicycle (use of bicycle included in registration price. If you bring your own bike, lights are required.) Two one-hour bike tours will be offered, starting at 6 and 7 p.m. The walking tour will start at 6:15 pm. At tours end, we will rejoin the porch party with its food, drink & good cheer.
Tour space is limited. don't miss this cheery opportunity to socialize with your fellow PTBurgers!
If you are not already a PTB member or you are ready to renew your PTB membership, consider the membership special pricing category which includes the tour & PTB membership (or renewal).
Note - If you are registering yourself and a guest, you will both be registered for the same tour. If you and your guest would like to take different tours, please register individually.
St. Petersburg's waterfront helps to make the city special! Tour participants will learn about the waterfront's importance to the city's efforts to promote itself as the embodiment of the Florida dream and hear stories about the civic visionaries who transformed a working waterfront into one of the country's largest waterfront park systems. The waterfront is also where baseball’s spring training got its start, was the 1914 home to the world’s first airline, the St. Petersburg - Tampa Airboat Co. and the location for the 'Burg's historic fountain of youth - those on the tour will be able to try the fountain and, no doubt, will feel younger by tour's end!
You may want to come early and stop in at the Saturday Morning Market - it opens at 9 am and it's easy to purchase a cup of coffee and bakery treat before the start of the tour
Walkng tours are free to PTB members. Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.
This Historic Kenwood tour, on the Saturday after Christmas, is a fun & local event for visiting holiday guests to experience! 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 and is pictured or from one of the other local businesses along Central Ave.
PTB members are free. Guests and non-members are $10/person. Tour reservations are recommended.