Central Avenue Black History
Tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community from the 1890s through the late 1960s. This outdoor trek begins at the Robert Saunders Public Library and explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Black life in Tampa.
Participants will walk a total of approximately six blocks along public sidewalks and brick streets. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes and attire for walking outside. Guests might also want to bring bottled water on the tour.
The Central Avenue Black History Walking Tour meets at Robert Saunders Public Library, 1505 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602. Walking tours do not meet at the History Center.
Tours are limited to 20 people, advance tickets are required. Face coverings, social distancing, and other COVID-19 protocols are strongly encouraged. Call us at 813.228.0097 with any questions.