Madame Fortune Taylor Walking Tour
AUG 6, 2022
10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
John F. Germany Public Library
900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
Fortune Taylor, a formerly enslaved person, was a true Tampa pioneer, business owner, and community leader who amassed more than 30 acres of land along the eastern bank of the Hillsborough River in the 1800s. This walking tour will take you through the homestead of Madame Taylor, the namesake of downtown Tampa’s Fortune Street, and the newly renamed Fortune Taylor Bridge. Meet at John F. Germany Public Library (900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, Fla.).
Advance tickets are required, and personal tours are available by calling (813) 228-0097. Each tour lasts 90-min., beginning at 10 a.m. from various locations. Limited to 25 people, participants will walk approximately one mile. Please wear comfortable shoes and attire for walking outside.