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Make Your Way Through Downtown Pensacola

Whether you follow a guide or strike out on your own, there are a number of ways to see historic Downtown Pensacola's sites and charming neighborhoods.

Take a Downtown Tour

Choose a Segway, a bicycle, vintage bus or even your GPS to take you from in-depth architecture tours to haunted graveyards and beyond.

Tour through time with a trip to Historic Pensacola Village, where you'll see living history demonstrations on everything from colonial cooking to Victorian leisure.

If you prefer to let technology be your guide, the Explore Pensacola GeoTour may be more your speed. Use your personal GPS devices – including most smartphones – to find hidden locales in Downtown Pensacola and elsewhere around town in a modern form of touring called “geocaching.”

Take to the Downtown Trails

Walk through the ruins and various exhibits along the downtown Colonial Archaeological Trail. Starting at the Pensacola Museum of History this self-guided tour steps through the ancient city's history. It includes a stop at a small park that incorporates part of the site of Fort George, which was the scene of one the largest battles in the American Revolution. Pick up a free trail guide at the Tivoli House in Historic Pensacola Village.

The African-American Heritage Trail and the Pensacola Cultural Heritage Trail spotlight dozens of historic sites, churches, art galleries, cultural centers and more that focus on the culture and history of Pensacola's African-American community. Trail guides include tributes to notable local African-Americans and explore the role African-Americans played in the city’s founding and 450-year history.

The Pensacola Maritime Trail, located along the Pensacola Bay Front, is a walking tour of the maritime history of Pensacola. There are ten signs located at different locations which discuss a different piece of the areas maritime history. On this tour, you'll learn about Native Americans, Spanish Exploration, Industry of the Port, 18th Century Pensacola and more. 


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