Heritage trails are a valuable cultural resource and important component of historic preservation and heritage tourism. In addition to preserving personal stories, heritage trails bring life and add value to the surrounding physical environment. Seeing an architectural representation of history is symbolic, but to hear or read its story is transformational.
Walk St. Pete: Florida Stories
The Walk St. Pete: Florida Stories app results from a collaboration between the Florida Humanities Council and St. Petersburg Preservation. Inc. The downloadable app and interactive digital tour offer fun stories about characters from the city’s past and guides you to some of downtown’s best in historic architecture. Get started by downloading the app.
The Downtown and Waterfront Walking Tour Guide
The Downtown and Waterfront Walking Tour Guide results from a collaboration between the Florida Department of State - Division of Historic Resources, St. Petersburg Preservation Inc. and Southern Roots Realty, Inc. The walking tour maps and descriptions in this booklet will guide you to some of the St. Petersburg's historic architectural landmarks and help you understand what makes St. Petersburg special.
African American Heritage Trails
The African American Heritage Trails result from a collaboration between the City of St. Petersburg and the African American Heritage Association of St. Petersburg. The trails are two (2) self-guided walking tours, each of which contains a concentration of resources that are significant to the history of St. Petersburg’s African American residents. Nineteen markers and a corresponding guide explore the African American community between the arrival of the first African Americans in 1868 and the Civil Rights era ending in 1968. Both trails begin at the Dr. Carter G. Woodsen Museum at 2240 9th Ave South.
Historic Outdoor Museum of Roser Park
The Historic Outdoor Museum of Roser Park is a self-guided walking tour maintained through the Historic Roser Park Neighborhood Association. The tour currently features twenty-eight markers describing the neighborhood's features and history.