Take a step back in time with our History Walking Tours! The HSPBC’s tours of Downtown West Palm Beach are led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez of REG Architects. The 90-minute guided tours showcase the evolution of the city’s buildings and landmarks, including a historical overview of urban design, through recent development. The tours have been organized each season since the development of CityPlace (now Rosemary Square) in West Palm Beach. The fee is $10 per person with reservations required (online at hspbc.org or call 561.832.4164 ext. 2). Tours are rain or shine. Tickets are limited, so walk-ups are not guaranteed inclusion in the tour.
Friday Walking Tours 2019-2020 Season
Dates: December 6, January 3, February 7, March 6, and April 3
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Start: Second-floor main entrance to the historic 1916 Courthouse, 300 N. Dixie Highway (also the entrance to the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum). Arrive early and enjoy the Museum!
End: At the Banyan tree near the West Palm Beach Waterfront Visitor Center, 100 N. Clematis Street
Parking: See Parking on the Visit page for downtown lots and garages to park at either end of the tour.
Fridays: Click here to make reservations and payments, or call 561.832.4164 ext. 2.
Saturday Walking Tours 2019-2020 Season
Dates: November 16, December 21, January 18, February 15, March 21 (tentative), and April 18 (also the last GreenMarket)
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Start: At the edge of the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, between the huge Banyan tree and the Visitor Information Center (100 N. Clematis Street). IF you cannot find us, ask at the Visitor Center.
End: Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Highway
Parking: Saturday parking is easy in the 4th Street lot and close to the Museum.
Saturday History Walking Tours are sponsored by REG Architects and the City of West Palm Beach. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.
Saturdays: Click here to make reservations and payments, or call 561.832.4164 ext. 2.
6th Annual Sunset History Cruise 2019
Enjoy an intimate voyage aboard the classic motor yacht Mariner III! Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres are served while guests enjoy scenic views and learn about local history from this year’s speaker featured archaeologist and historian Christian Davenport. Call 561.832.4164 ext. 2 for more information or to make reservations, as this event fills quickly and occupancy is limited.
Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: Boat leaves promptly at 6:00 p.m., returns 8:30 p.m. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m.
Itinerary: Boat leaves from and returns to North Palm Beach Marina, 1037 Marina Dr, North Palm Beach, traveling north on the Intracoastal Waterway to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and back
Cost: $150 per person
Click here to make reservations and payments, or call 561.832.4164 ext. 100.
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