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West Tampa Black History Walking Tour

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

West Tampa Black History Walking Tour

Experience the West Tampa Black History Walking Tour, a captivating 90-minute exploration of significant historical sites in Tampa’s Black history. Guests can park for free at Julian B. Lane Park on North Boulevard. During the tour, participants will learn about the rich history of West Tampa, visiting key locations such as the former sites of J. W. Roberts City (West Tampa’s first brick cigar factory), University of Tampa’s I. W. Phillips Field (football stadium), Clara Frye Memorial Hospital for Negro patients, Tampa’s first public housing development, and the childhood homes of notable figures in Hillsborough County’s Black community.

This tour meets inside Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. You should park for free near the Tampa River Center (402 Laurel St, Tampa FL 33607) and meet your tour guide at the flag pole.


Lace up and explore with us! Secure your place on these engaging monthly walking tours by purchasing advance tickets. Members receive a 20% discount by signing in to their member account before completing the purchase. Tours are limited to 25 participants and cover approximately one mile. Dress comfortably and wear suitable shoes. Tours commence from various locations, not at the History Center, and your confirmation email will include the specific meet-up location.


August 24
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Tampa’s Black History Museum
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Tampa River Center
402 W Laurel St
Tampa, FL 33607 United States
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Museum hours

The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Admission prices

Adult: $16.95
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Youth (7-17): $12.95
Child (0-6): Free
Members: Free

**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.

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