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Delight in the fascinating facts and poignant anecdotes of your local guide while you amble down the historic avenues of Fort Myers. Listen to the comical stories of the town's founding fathers and their ambitions. Follow your guide as you learn about the first settlements and the original fort, along with their personal insight into the legacies of iconic figures that turned Fort Myers into a haven for its residents. Take a break on benches and enjoy several shady spots along the way. Admire the tenacity and stubbornness of the founders on this delightful and personable walking tour of Fort Myers.

Meet your professional guide at 10:30am for this 1.5-hour tour at the Franklin Shops, located at 2200 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Discover the history of this revitalized frontier fort as you stroll through the beautiful streets.
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See Fort Myers charm with a local on this guided walking tour. Learn about the town’s founders and how a frontier fort transformed into a city as you explore. There are several shady spots and benches to stop at for a break during the excursion. The tour departs from a central location in downtown.

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  • Guided walking tour lead by a local

  • Learn about the town’s founders and history

  • Departs from a central location

  • Ideal for first-time visitors

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Reviewed 27 June 2018
Enjoyable and informative

It was fun to learn about the history of Ft. Myers and Seth our tour guide knew a lot that he shared in an entertaining way. Not too much walking which was good because it was hot, but enough places to stand or sit in...More

Thank Jaklin H
Reviewed 12 June 2018
Great way to get to know a city

A wonderful tour conducted by a local (which is a rarity in Florida). Seth was great and had so much information at his fingertips. Definitely recommend this tour as a great way to familiarize yourself with this lovely place.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018
Better than the bus!

Awesome tour led by Seth, who carried on despite a cold. 90 minutes of walking went by quickly....even the weather cooperated! Loved the anecdotes, historical details, architecture....and finding so many new places to go back and explore. Looking forward to bringing my neighbors back for...More

Thank CLP1012
Reviewed 11 May 2018
The depth of history is spectular

Living in Fort Myers for 12 years I thought my knowledge level was enticing to our guests. Edison & Ford may be the most well know names but far from the most interesting characters that add historic value to our quaint town. Not only are...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018
Fascinating tour of River Distict architecture and the people that built the town through the last 2 centuries

Always loved the beautiful architecture along 1st St, Fort Myers and curious about when and how built them. Took the walking tour this morning with Seth and learned so much. Fun to think about walking in the same places frequented by Edison, Ford, Babe Ruth,...More

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