History Tours

Live Virtual Tour

Join us for a Live Virtual Tour of the Johnson History Museum, from your own home! This hour-long, docent guided tour will take you though our current exhibits and share some of our most popular stories, with opportunities for questions.

This is a free tour with a suggested donation of $10 per person. 

To schedule, call 561-832-4164 ext. 110


We offer FREE tours to students. Contact Rhonda Gordon at rgordon@historicalsocietypbc.org | 561.832.4164 Ext 110

Walking Tours

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. 100). Tours are rain or shine. Tickets are limited, so walk-ups are not guaranteed inclusion in the tour.

Friday Walking Tours 2020-2021 Season

Dates: December 4, February 5, March 5, and April 9
: 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: Call 561.832.4164 ext. 100 to make reservations and payments.

Saturday Walking Tours 2020-2021 Season

Dates: December 5, February 6, March 6, and April 10
: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Start:  At the northwest 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: Call 561.832.4164 ext. 100 to make reservations and payments.


8th Annual Sunset History Cruise 2021
–To Be Announced

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. 100 for more information or to make reservations, as this event fills quickly and occupancy is limited.

Date: TBD
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: $175 per person

Click here to make reservations and payments, or call 561.832.4164 ext. 100.


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