All Tours: 18

University of South Florida

12 Locations ~ Curated by The Tampa Historical Team
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…

Baseball

9 Locations ~ Curated by Paul Dunder, University of South Florida Department of History
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…

Temple Terrace History

6 Locations ~ Curated by The Tampa Historical Team, especially Brianna Eldridge and Christopher Volk
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.

Tampa Bay's Military History

9 Locations ~ Curated by The Tampa Historical Team, especially Charles Harris and Grant Brus
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.

Cuban History in Tampa

6 Locations ~ Curated by The Tampa Historical Team, especially Alixandra Waitman and Zoe Lennox
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.

History of the City of Dunedin

7 Locations ~ Curated by The Tampa Historical Team, especially Curtis Croson, Vinnie Madnani, and Gabriela Torres
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…

Henry B. Plant Tour

9 Locations ~ Curated by Shana Michaud, Arianna Martinez, Holden Rasmussen and the Tampa Historical Team
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…

Arts and Culture in Tampa Bay

7 Locations ~ Curated by Angelica Berrojo, Erin Chisholm, Kalin Valez, Chandler Balkcom and the Tampa Historical Team
This tour will take you on a journey of many places of art and culture in the Tampa Bay area.

The Civil War in Tampa

7 Locations ~ Curated by The Tampa Historical Team, especially Aaron Lewis
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…

Tampa Bay Area Museums and History Centers

13 Locations ~ Curated by The Tampa Historical Team
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…

Florida's Rural History

4 Locations ~ Curated by Zachary Gleaton, Melanie Henderson, Ambrose Guilfoyle and the Tampa Historical Team
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…

St. Petersburg History

6 Locations ~ Curated by Raquelle Banuelos, Melanie Henderson, Holden Rasmussen, and the Tampa Historical Team

Immigrant Life in Ybor City

6 Locations ~ Curated by Isabella Perello, Alex Sommers, Andrea Christou, Justin Soriano, and the Tampa Historical Team
It is impossible to tell the story of Ybor City without reference to the immigrant populations that made this community what it was. This tour explores sites of immigrant culture and community in Ybor City. It was created by USF history students in…

Food, Entertainment, and Popular culture in Ybor City

12 Locations ~ Curated by Ashley Rocks, Harley Sharpton, Kyle Seavers, Samuel Irizarry, Tommy Rogers, Thomas Miller and the Tampa Historical Team
This tour explores foodways, popular culture, and public entertainment in twentieth-century Ybor City. It was created by USF history students in Dr. K. Stephen Prince's spring 2019 seminar, "Tampa History as U.S. History."

Labor and Radicalism in early 20th century Tampa

4 Locations ~ Curated by Zoe Lennox, Timothy Ward, Kylan Cameron, Ricardo R. Gonzalez Valenzuela, and the Tampa Historical Team
Tampa has a rich history of labor activism and radical politics. This tour explores the history of labor radicalism, unionization, and strikes in the city, with a particular focus on West Tampa and Ybor City. This tour was produced by USF history…

Up in Smoke: The Cigar Industry in Tampa

7 Locations ~ Curated by Tami Davis, Lawrence R. Paine, Sebastian Leon, Tyler Santana, and the Tampa Historical Team
Tampa is known as the "Cigar City." Without the cigar industry, the modern history of the city would have looked entirely different. This tour explores the history of the cigar industry in Ybor City and West Tampa. It was created by USF history…

Walking in Fernando's First Footsteps

13 Locations ~ Curated by Arminda Mata and the Tampa Historical Team
"Walking in Fernando's First Footsteps" is a walking tour of Historic Ybor City based on the historical fiction, “Fernando’s Footsteps” by local author and Tampa native, Tony Carreño. Available through the Ybor City Museum Society, the story is…