Downtown Miami Tour: Exploring Hidden Historical Gems
2 Ratings
Discover the hidden historical gems of downtown Miami on this engaging tour. Explore Tequesta archaeological sites, iconic buildings, world-class art, and futuristic urban developments.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Miami Riverwalk Trail - History · Culture · Architecture · Art

This walking tour starts where Miami began more than 8000 year ago (yes, Miami does have history!) on the shores of the Miami River. Now surrounded by towering luxury residential structures, hotels, world class restaurants and global businesses, Miami’s first inhabitants, The Tequesta Indian tribe, hunted and gathered in what is now the epicenter of a bustling world-class city.

What's Included
  • Exclusive Access to Historic Buildings & Iconic Skyscrapers
  • Tea and coffee
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Embark on a journey through Miami’s past, exploring its traditions, residents, and artistic influences. Visitors are granted unique entry into historical buildings marked on the National Register and can discover hidden gems in Miami’s downtown area. Journey through Miami’s evolution, seeing how this remarkable city transformed from a mosquito-laden marshland to the global hotspot it is today. Marvel at iconic buildings, world-renowned art, and architecture, as this tour brings to vibrant life Miami’s storied past and multicultural vibes.

Your experiences include:

–Archaeological sites from the Tequesta peoples and Spanish colonies

–Special access to both historic and modern skyscrapers on the National Register

–A visit to the United States’ second-largest Jewelry District

–A taste of diverse cultures through one-on-one encounters

–Internationally acclaimed Modern and Street Art

–Innovative and ultramodern multi-billion dollar urban projects

315 S Biscayne Blvd
South Biscayne Boulevard
Meet at Miami Riverwalk next to the Jose Bedia sculpture and look for your guide with Miami Walking Tours shirt.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Nov 1, 2023
Amazing Host guides us through amazing tour - If you want to get a broad, very detailed tour of Miami, from its historical beginnings to the present and how everything is tied together, look no further than this walking tour. Our guide Kim was outstanding. Highly recommended 👍👍
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Jun 10, 2023
Excellent Walking Tour of the Real Miami - Our recent Downtown Miami walking tour exceeded all our expectations. We thought of Miami as a relatively new/modern city and had no idea of the real history until this tour. Our guide, Kim, led us through downtown's vibrant and emerging areas to reveal not only the surprising history of the city (we visited 10 of the 15 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and a pre-historic archaeological site) but the unbelievable development happening there now. It was fascinating to see how the downtown area is going through yet another transformation with multi-billion-dollar projects in the works and once blighted areas now filled with young professionals and the occasional tourist. This tour is off-the-beaten path at its best, so don't expect everything to be touristy pretty, you will go through areas not yet "emerged" but that is what seeing the REAL Miami is all about. We felt this tour does an excellent job of exploring the city's rich heritage through its historical buildings and we really gained a deeper appreciation for its vibrant International culture through the places and people we encountered. I highly recommend this downtown walking tour to anyone seeking an engaging and enriching experience that features unbelievable architecture, art, information and for those wanting to get away from the tourist crowds.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
April 2024