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Touring Through Pensacola and Perdido

Visitors eager to take in the sites and history of the Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key area may find themselves at a loss as to where to start. Perhaps they need a guide – be that a guide of the human or virtual variety – to help.

Tours on Wheels

Explore Pensacola and Pensacola Beach gliding on a Segway, cruising on a motorcycle, peddling your way around on a bicycle, or riding in cool fashion aboard a vintage bus. You have choices. Take an hour or even a few days visiting the area's historic sites and neighborhoods, tasting various wines, haunting graveyards, bars and resident ghosts, hearing about buried treasures, epic battles and a little of Pensacola's eyebrow-raising history. And of course, if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground - there are miles of walking tours at your disposal.

Ready get out there? Check out the area tour operator list below to find the one that best fits your style.

Touring Through Time

Historic Pensacola Village offers visitors a trip back through time, to the Pensacola of centuries past.

Located just off Seville Square, the Historic Pensacola Village is a collection of authentic buildings from the 19th century. Guided tours are offered for 1805 the French-Creole Lavalle House, the 1871 Dorr House, the 1832 Old Christ Church and the 1890 Lear/Rocheblave House. Seasonal tours, tours focused on architecture, and private tours are also available.

Historic Pensacola Village also offers living history programs throughout the week, including colonial laundry, Victorian leisure, colonial aprons, colonial candle making and colonial cooking, hosted by living history demonstrators who greet guests in period costume.

Tour with a Ranger

The National Park Service at Gulf Islands National Seashore offers weekly and seasonal ranger-led tours and programs for people of all ages. Tour historic brick and iron forts; take a barrier hike through salt marsh habitats; join park staff and amateur astronomers for a fun night of stargazing; snorkel and kayak in the delicate sea grass beds; discover some of the barrier island’s flighty residents on a bird walk. For a calendar listing of upcoming tours and programs, visit nps.gov.

The Seashore also offers a Junior Rangers program (ages 6-11) and a Sea Stars program (ages 3-5) for kids and youth. Kids learn about the biology and history of the National Seashore through trail hiking, bird and plant identification, touch tanks and more to complete their Junior Ranger, Sea Star and Seashore Patch booklets. It's fun, rewarding, and free.

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