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Limited tickets remaining for St. Pete trolley history tour this Sunday

Limited tickets remaining for St. Pete trolley history tour this Sunday

Local historian Monica Kile poses in front of the Downtown Looper trolley

Tickets for I Love the Burg’s new walking tours are available now for only $25, limited to 25 spots for each time slot. Our St. Pete History trolley tour is $50 and is limited to only 28 spots. 

If you added “Take a history tour of St. Pete” to your 2024 bucket list, you’re in luck! We just added our May dates for the beloved history walking tours with Monica Kile. And we’re bringing back the St. Pete history trolley tour by popular demand! We expect these tickets to go fast so get yours while they last. 

Monica Kile leading a walking tour

Back by popular demand: Tour St. Pete aboard the Looper Trolley

Our next trolley tour is on Sunday, May 19 at 10amIt’s limited to only 28 spots and is expected to sell out FAST. PSA: We have EIGHT dates on the calendar now for this tour. Climb aboard the beloved St. Pete Looper for a historic trolley tour of St. Petersburg. Explore downtown and nearby neighborhoods through new eyes as local historian Monica Kile shows you city secrets hiding in plain sight.

On this 2.5 hour tour, we will explore places like charming Round Lake and the Historic Old Northeast. You will learn the story of historically African-American main streets like 22nd Street South in the Deuces, and see how the interstate and baseball stadium disrupted life in the Gas Plant district. We will visit Roser Park and Methodist Town, see the city’s first synagogue, and summit Thrill Hill. Tour guests will learn about St. Pete’s diverse and fascinating history and see sites that only a longtime local would know. (Specific neighborhoods visited may vary based on dates, street closures, and city events.)

Monica Kile leading a walking tour
Monica leads a tour for Urban Land Institute | Photo courtesy of Grey Street Studios, Inc.

Start your Saturday with the “Grand Tour of Downtown” 

If you haven’t walked the city with Monica yet, it’s the single best way to learn about St. Pete’s history and evolution (and to learn some fun trivia to impress your friends!) That tour takes place on Saturday mornings at 10am, departing from Kahwa Coffee at 204 Second Ave South. Currently, there are five dates on the calendar to choose from! Get your tickets here.

A group on a history walking tour with monica kile
Monica leads a tour for 100 Women Who Care
Monica Kile leading a walking tour
Monica leads a tour for Urban Land Institute | Photo courtesy of Grey Street Studios, Inc.

Want to dive deeper? Go “Beyond Downtown: The Edge and More” 

This in-depth tour delves further into St. Pete’s past by visiting parts of the city that many people have never seen: the Edge District, the Gas Plant, and Methodist Town. This is a rotating tour with only two dates on the calendar right now. Get your tickets before they sell out!

Once the hub of St. Pete’s industrial life, the Edge is now an eclectic mix of historic spaces and modern amenities, bordered on either side by historically African-American neighborhoods that also offered a refuge for some of St. Pete’s Jewish merchants during periods of anti-semitism. We’ll visit the remaining buildings and lost landmarks of these constantly changing neighborhoods.

We begin at Green Bench Brewery which kindly offers our guests half off of any beer in their tap room either before or after the tour!

Want to dive deeper? Go “The Wonderful Waterfront” 

This is a rotating tour with five new dates on the calendar right now. Get your tickets before they sell out! On “The Wonderful Waterfront”, you’ll learn about the waterfront parks, the history of Spring Training, how zoning changed Beach Drive, and more. Get tickets for the waterfront tour here.

A group on a history walking tour with monica kile

Want to take a history tour?

Space for each tour is limited to only 25 people for our walking tours and 28 for trolley tours, so act quickly. Walking tours cover one and a half to two miles of flat terrain in approximately two hours. They include complimentary water and discounted drinks from our partner, Kahwa Coffee. Regularly scheduled walking tour tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by clicking here. 

Our tours aboard the Looper Trolley are $50 per person, including complimentary water and discounted drinks from our partner, Kahwa Coffee. They run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

Stay tuned for even more tours and dates coming soon. 

PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel your walking tour reservation up to 48 hours before the tour, and your trolley tour up to seven days before the tour. You will be refunded the cost of your registrations, minus the processing fees

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