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HERITAGE TOUR OF OLD FLORIDA

Discover Old Florida

After moving to southwestern Gulf Coastal Florida from New Jersey, I discovered that I really didn't know Florida at all. A retired history teacher and dedicated anthropologist, I found so many ancient and historic treasures, that I began to travel the back roads researching and writing about my discoveries. I soon came to know and love what many people refer to as "Old Florida", and the places, people and events that are the true Florida.  While presenting and lecturing, I soon realized that most visitors and new residents, likewise knew nothing of the some 14,000 years of human history here. This is the first ever heritage tour of Old Florida. Researched and created by a historian and an experienced heritage traveler. This tour was written for the new Charlotte County Florida Historical Society and the  Charlotte Harbor Anthropological Society. The 35 page full-color e-publication gets you to the best of the best in places, lodgings and dining in Old Florida. A self-driven tour takes you through the five historic counties: Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier. On you tour you will visit ancient places dating back 14,000 years, Antebellum and Civil War monuments, Memorials to Spanish explorers, Archaic and Woodland Indians, and pioneer settlers. All of these heritage stops exists in one of the world's most beautiful tropical coastal environments. Each of the 7 days has you connecting to the harbors, rivers, islands and keys that are Old Florida.


35 pages, color photos downloads to all visual formats. prints 8.5 X 11 2-sided


Perfect for day trippers



This as well as all future heritage tours can be purchased online from either Charlotte Society or on a dedicated website.

The southwest gulf coastal tour can be purchased at http://charlotteharboras.org or http://ccflhs.org to benefit the societies. A website for purchasing this and all future heritage tours is the "purchase tour" link below.


NEW SALE PRICE ONLY $14.95

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Florida Lakes & Highlands Heritage Tour

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Florida is full of surprises. This 5-day, self-driven tour features the best of the best in the Old Florida between the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. You will fly into Orlando International Airport and head into the lakes and highlands of historic central Florida. This tour of five counties: Orange, Polk, Highlands, DeSoto and Charlotte has not only some of the most beautiful natural wilderness, but some of Florida's most incredible history. If you love art and architecture, then this is the vacation you have been looking for. The tour begins with a museum that houses one of the world's largest collections of Tiffany glass. You will see beautiful gardens, sculptures, and the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in a single place. As with our Heritage Tour of Old Florida, you will spend very little time driving and more time at each stop. You will also stay overnight and dine at the best places the area has to offer. All of this for less than the price to fill your gas tank. 


35 pages color photos, downloads to all visual formats. Prints 8.5 x 11, 2-sided.


Perfect for day trippers too.

Help Historic Preservation in Florida with your purchase.

The central Florida, Peace tour can be purchased at http://charlotteharboras.org or http://ccflhs.org to benefit the societies. A website for purchasing this and all future heritage tours is the "purchase tour" link below.


NEW SALE PRICE ONLY $14.95