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South Florida — By klynch on January 2, 2009 at 11:28 am

Historic Trolley Tours Through West Palm Beach

A few months ago, I blogged about Miami Tour Company, a tour company in Miami that offers city tours through the eyes of a local – a great tour by the way. This is great for Miami, but what if you want to learn more about the city of West Palm Beach? You are in luck. On Fridays and Saturdays, starting next Friday, January 9th, the Downtown Development Authority will relaunch their popular Historic Trolley Tours.

Although, these will take a different tone and focus more on the history of West Palm Beach, they are sure to be fascinating. Guests will hop aboard the big red trolleys and go back in history to 1945 where a local actress will lead you on this 45-minute ride through the Clematis District. Some stops along the way include: Cuillo Theatre, Harris Music Lofts, the 1916 Courthouse, CityPlace, Harriet Himmel Theatre, Meyer Amphitheatre and various other churches, schools, parks, etc.

This is the perfect opportunity for those visiting the city for the first time, those who have lived here for many years, but don’t know the history, or for those looking to fill up the ‘I-have-nothing-to-do’ Saturday afternoon.

Tickets are $5 for adults, free for children 10 and under. The tours take place on Fridays at 3:00 and 3:45 pm, Saturdays at 11:30 and 12:15 pm. For more information, call the DDA at (561) 833-8873.

If you know everything you possibly could about West Palm Beach, why not try out the historical walking tours on Palm Beach with historian James Ponce?

Photo Credit: faceless b @ flickr

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