Tourists taking a walking tour of historic downtown homes in Venice, Florida

Experience Venice! A History and Architecture Walking Tour

Venice has a rich collection of historic architecture wrapped in fascinating tales of its historic past.

Join architectural historian Sebastian Liseo on a walking tour that will highlight the architectural features of 1920s Florida Land Boom buildings in downtown Venice, Florida. Learn some of the stories of the people who built them and helped put Venice on the map. The 90-minute tour highlights Venice’s early movers and shakers. Learn about the architectural features of the grand homes and 1920s buildings that make downtown so charming. Special emphasis this year: Native Americans as well as influential women in the city’s history.

Hosted by the Venice Museum. Tours generally start at 10am and run each Tuesday from mid-January through mid-April.

Tours begin and end at the gazebo in Centennial Park, 200 W. Venice Ave. Space is limited and 24-hour advance registration is required via email to venicemuseum@venicefl.gov or call (941) 486-2487. Provide tour date and names of participants. Confirmation will be sent via return email. Sorry, no walk ups.

$25 exact cash payable day of tour.

General Information

The Venice Museum is operated by the City of Venice Division of Historical Resources.  Its mission is to collect, preserve and interpret historical and prehistorical material relating to the city of Venice and its neighboring communities.  The division manages the Venice Museum (housed in the Triangle Inn built in 1927 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places), the Julia Cousins Laning and Dale Laning Archives & Research Center, and the city’s historical collection of 30,000+ items.  The Venice Museum is located at 351 Nassau St. S, Venice, Florida 34285.  Visit the website at VeniceMuseum.org or facebook.com/veniceflarchives.