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history walk

Get a locals look at Historic Overtown

history walk

Get a locals look at Historic Overtown

1 review
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English
history walk

Get a locals look at Historic Overtown

history walk

Get a locals look at Historic Overtown

1 review
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Historic Overtown is located right next to downtown Miami so an Uber or Lyft can easily get you to our meet-up location in front of Jackson Soul Food. I'll guide you on six (6) block walking tour while sharing the history of Historic Overtown, once known as Colored Town and the Harlem of the South. I'll point out and take you inside of historic buildings where black celebrities & VIPs such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cab Calloway, Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, James Brown, Muhammad Ali, Dana Dorsey and many others once partied and slept while visiting Miami. While these notable African Americans could perform on South Beach, they could not sleep in the hotels so they retreated to Overtown where whites followed them and the partied continued. I'll take you inside the home of Dana Dorsey, one of the 1st Black millionaires in Florida who once owned most of the land in Miami including Fischer Island. Also, I'll show you the building where Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali as well as highlight some of the new developments of Overtown as the area undergoes gentrification. After an hour stroll through the neighborhood, you can use my exclusive 20% discount to dine at one or more of our local restaurant and cafe partners. Discount only available to my tour guests.

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Your host

Learn more about Stephanie

Stephanie

Hello there & welcome to Miami! I'm founder of a local tour company that specializes in showcasing the rich history & culture of heritage neighborhoods in Miami. I'm also a Certified Heritage Tour Guide and I will personally guide you on this one of kind tour experience in Miami. I'm the only tour guide that will immerse you the history of Historic Overtown, formerly known as the Harlem of the South. I am passionate about sharing the importance of this neighborhood with locals and visitors.

What's included

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Where you'll be

Your off the beaten path journey with me will explore the Historic Dana Dorsey House, Dunns Josephine Hotel a Space Called Tribe and several historic sites and new business developments. You'll meet locals who take great pride in Historic Overtown!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking

More tips

Food is not included. However, tour guests have access to an exclusive 20% discount at restaurant and cafe partners in Overtown.
Stephanie
Get a locals look at Historic Overtown
1 review
£21/person
1 review
£21/person