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All Tours: 16

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team10 Locations

Since its founding in 1956, the University of South Florida has grown into a major regional center of education and research. Intellectually, culturally, and economically, the university is a vital part of the Tampa community. Stories in this tour…

Tour curated by: Paul Dunder, University of South Florida Department of History | 9 Locations

Tampa is a baseball town. Since the end of the Civil War, baseball has been played on Tampa’s side streets, sandlots, parks, fields, and large stadiums. The stories in this tour tell of the evolution of baseball in the city. From the loosely…

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Brianna Eldridge and Christopher Volk | 6 Locations

A tour of historical homes and locations, as well as the history of local organizations, in and around one of Tampa's most vibrant neighboring cities, Temple Terrace.

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Charles Harris and Grant Brus | 11 Locations

The historical sites and museums located on this tour focus on the military history of Downtown Tampa, the Hillsborough River, and organizations established to preserve military history throughout Hillsborough County.

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Alixandra Waitman and Zoe Lennox | 6 Locations

Tampa is rich in Cuban background and history, particularly in Ybor City and West Tampa, largely due to the booming cigar industry and the many immigrants who flocked to Tampa to staff its factories.

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Curtis Croson, Vinnie Madnani, and Gabriela Torres | 8 Locations

Starting out as small settlement in the 1850's, the city of Dunedin has grown to become an important part of Florida. Though famous for its history (citrus, alligator tank production, MLB training camps, etc.) and now its breweries, Dunedin is…

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Shana Michaud and Arianna Martinez | 8 Locations

The railroad magnate, Henry B. Plant, opened the Tampa Bay area up to the rest of the United States, thereby helping to make it the influential and prosperous place it is today. The Plant System laid the foundation for the development of Tampa as a…

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Jay Rae | 2 Locations

The Tampa Bay area LGBTQ community has a rich and turbulent history. The1960s saw the Johns Committee (Florida Legislative Investigative Committee) begin a witch hunt for communists and homosexuals in the university system; the late 1970s found Anita…

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Angelica Berrojo and Erin Chisholm | 8 Locations

This tour will take you on a journey of many places of art and culture in the Tampa Bay area.

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Aaron Lewis | 4 Locations

Although mostly out of harm's way during the Civil War, Tampa experienced several small engagements between Union and Confederate forces, the Battles of Tampa and Fort Brooke & Ballast Point. The memory of the Civil War lived on through the…

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team | 9 Locations

The Tampa Bay area is rich in history and culture-- and the many fantastic museums and historical centers that seek to preserve and promote it! Any tour of Tampa history should start here, with our strong and growing network of public history and…

Tour curated by: Tampa Historical Team, especially Zachary Gleaton | 3 Locations

This tour explores the exceptionally rich rural history of Florida. The ability to investigate this often more-obscure agricultural and pioneering past of the state is greatly aided by the work of the Cracker Country Rural History Museum. As a…

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially John Holton | 3 Locations

Italians were among the many immigrant groups that came to the Tampa area to seek a better life. This tour explores different sites related to Italian-America history in Tampa and Ybor City.

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Mikayla Osso | 3 Locations

The municipal archive of the City of Tampa is home to many treasure troves of historical information, photographs, and archival records of the city's fascinating past.

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Michael Bouth | 3 Locations

One of the things that Florida may be best know for is its wild weather! Powerful storms have rocked the Tampa Bay region throughout its history, and played a role in shaping the area's development.

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