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Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tours

October 26 @ 5:30 pm

Part of the charm of downtown Fort Pierce is that the connection to its past is visible today. The oldest surviving structure is the P.P. Cobb building which dates back to the 1880s when the area was identified by the remains of a 2nd Seminole War U.S. military fort. The railroad tracks that run parallel and intersect the main roads of downtown reached Fort Pierce in 1894 and with them came more people causing the population in the region to expand. A majority of the historic buildings in downtown Fort Pierce date back to the 1920s, the decade that encompassed the rise and fall of the Florida land boom era. Fort Pierce’s participation in training Navy Frogmen during WWII ushered in a new era of population growth once the war ended which led to the beginning of the development in Port St. Lucie. All of these events in history have left their mark on this community. Main Street Fort Pierce works to capture the stories and significance of notable individuals and structures each year during the annual Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Walking Tours, held the week prior to Halloween.

Every year some of the routes and “ghosts” are rotated to offer new stories for those that have participated in the past. There are five separate tour routes with around eight stops per tour that feature a significant person/structure in and around Fort Pierce. Each tour takes approximately one hour. The 2022 Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Walking Tour route and characters are:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
1st tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Tours leave every 15 minutes after the first tour and the last tour leaves at 7:30 p.m.

NORTH 2ND STREET TOUR: Historic City Hall

Architects- Hatcher and Sherwood

Railroad & Flagler

Ashley Gang

Fee Family & Bank Building

Sheriff Carlton

Charles McCarty

Will Tucker

Woman’s Club & Library

SOUTH 2ND STREET TOUR: Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Law firm

Boston House – Bill Jones

Courthouse tales

Edwin & Alice Binney

Backus

Sunrise Theatre

Miley

WATERFRONT TOUR: Saint Andrews

St. Andrew’s – DAR

1715 fleet & treasure hunters

Lt. Col. Benjamin Pierce

Fort Pierce Hotel

Navy Frogman

Bravo Steamboat Captain

P.P. Cobb

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
1st tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Tours leave every 15 minutes after the first tour and the last tour leaves at 7:30 p.m.

EDGARTOWN TOUR:

Dr. & Mrs. Platts

Zora Hurston

Lagow on porch

Alfred Hair

Fisherman – Boardman House

Coral House

Annie Hogg

Harry Hill & Flagler

PEACOCK ARTS WEST TOUR: Orange Avenue – Avenue A

Train Engineer Knowles

1st United Methodist Church

Mary Ann Carroll

Post Office

Alto Adams & Federal Courthouse

Arcade

Dan McCarty

Pioneer Doctor

This is a fundraiser for Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc., a 501© not-for-profit organization. The cost per person is $12. These tours are history tours geared toward an older audience but all ages are welcome. Registration is required and can be done online at www.mainstreetfortpierce.org . Once registered, confirmation will be sent by email. Specific tour details will be emailed just prior to the event with downtown parking maps, guide information and contact numbers. A special thank you to our Sponsors: Fort Pierce Yacht Club, Saint Lucie Historical Society, Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, and Fee, Yates & Fee.

*Tours and/or characters are subject to change

Details

Date:
October 26
Time:
5:30 pm
Website:
https://mainstreetfortpierce.org/ghost-walk-2022

Venue

Downtown District, Fort Pierce, Florida
Fort Pierce, FL 34950 US + Google Map