Ybor City Historic Walking Tours
Meet the Tour Guide | Lonnie Herman
Lonnie Herman is a man of many hats. He has channels his love of history, theatricality and business into a guest host of Ybor City, winning converts to the historic district one visitor at a time. He is focused on educating his visitors about the struggles and triumphs Ybor City has faced throughout its diverse history.
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There is no better way to experience Ybor City than at street level on foot. Come discover this vibrant and diverse city. Our walking tours explore the many layers of history that make up the fabric of Ybor City.
Your walking tour includes a walk down “La Septima Avenida” (Seventh Avenue) or “Broadway,” as residents know it. Seventh Avenue is not just a street but the heart of a special community, and has been designated one of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Great Streets in America for its history and character.
- Experience a visa-free visit to the only Cuban-owned land in America.
- Learn how the orders for the Cuban uprising against Spain were smuggled from Ybor City to Havana.
- Learn about the game of Bolita and the fascinating history of how organized crime controlled Tampa for decades.
All tours are conducted by Lonnie Herman, a Tampa resident for over three decades. A former sales and marketing executive, Lonnie has contributed articles to many diverse publications. With his love of history and encyclopedic knowledge of Ybor City, entertaining and educating you on your visit is his goal.
Tours start from the Vicente Martinez-Ybor statue at Centro Ybor on Seventh Avenue.
Group Tours and “Step-On Guide Services” are available with advanced reservations. Please call for information.
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Centro Ybor, 7th Avenue Entrance, Tampa, FL 33629