​​​​Black Heritage & Civil Rights Group Tour Options, 2017-2018 RATES

PACKAGE OPTION 1:  

Historic Civil Rights & Black Heritage Walking Tour
(1.5 hr Historic Walking Tour, available anytime)

Enjoy a private tour of St. Augustine where over 400 years of African American History lives. Come walk with us through the historical sites that were significant to the Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine while learning about the brave and courageous African American citizens. Explore around 10 different stops where you will hear stories and see the places that great leaders walked and stood up for dignity, equality and human rights. Learn about the many Freedom Fighters who risked their lives here in the pursuit of freedom for all people. You will see history come alive as you follow the footsteps left by Civil Rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King and Andrew Young. You will learn of Martin Luther King’s visit to St. Augustine as well as see the site of the famous Woolworth’s demonstration. A visit to St. Augustine would be incomplete without exploring the rich African American Heritage that changed our Nation's history and inspired the world.

$11.00 per person (Children 6 and under are free) for 1.5 hour walking tour inclusive of tax. Minimum 10 paying participants required to qualify plus $50 non-refundable private tour booking fee. 1 Group Leader included free of charge. Rates inclusive of tax.  Advance reservations are required and payment in full is due prior to arrival.

 

PACKAGE OPTION 2:  

Black Heritage & Civil Rights Step On Tour 
(1.5-2 hr Step-On Tour onboard your coach. Note that all guests will stay onboard coach throughout tour)

Your licensed guide & storyteller, attired in period dress, will board your coach for a private tour of Saint Augustine highlighting over 400 years of African American History. Your tour starts at the Visitor Information Center where you’ll learn what happened there during the Civil Rights movement. Hear about St. Augustine’s first black General and continue to Lincolnville, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places. As we enter Lincolnville you’ll see the Civil Rights Museum and Excelsior High School (which was the first “black” high school in St. Augustine) where the names and stories of famous people who studied and taught there will be shared. See St. Paul's AME Church where a great baseball player came and spoke, and also where Dr. Martin Luther King preached. You’ll also hear stories of the Monson Hotel of the 1960's; the event that took place at the Monson’s swimming pool and subsequent photos captured of it actually helped lead to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

$225.00 flat rate for a 1.5-2  hour step on tour,  per coach

*Visit Fort Mose’ ADD ON – Add $12 per person plus one hour of time during your Step On tour, for a personal guided tour of Fort Mose State Historic Site. This is the site of the former fortress at the northernmost garrison for St. Augustine. It is noteworthy as the first free Black settlement in colonial America and was established in 1738 as Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose. This tour will allow you to overlook the salt marsh to where the fort was located, and hear triumphant tales of these slaves flight to freedom. As you walk in the footsteps of where these soldiers and their families lived with your guide and hear stories of the lives of its soldiers, it transports the imagination to a time long past.

*ADD $9 per person & 1 hour of additional time to include the in-depth Historic Civil Rights Walking Tour (as above) with this option

*ADDITIONAL LUNCH ADD-ON: for a price range of $10-$20 per person all inclusive, Tour St. Augustine Inc. can provide a fresh delicious lunch delivered to a location or sit-down venue. Options can include pizza, deli-fresh sandwiches, salads, and more. Inquire with our group sales department for specific options and pricing.

No Minimum required. Rate inclusive of tax. Advance reservations are required and payment in full is due prior to arrival.

Group Tour Packages

PACKAGE OPTION 3:  

Lincolnville & the 1960's Civil Rights Excursion by both Train and by Foot 
(This 1.5 hr excursion includes both a Train/Trolley Tour as well as a Walking Tour, and is fully escorted and narrated by your guide)


Your privately chartered tour starts at the Visitor Information Center where you’ll learn what happened there during the Civil Rights movement involving the students from Florida Normal Industrial Institute. Then en-route you’ll learn about St. Augustine’s first black General that lived two centuries before Colin Powell. Next you’ll journey on to Lincolnville, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places. As we enter Lincolnville you’ll see the Civil Rights Museum and Excelsior High School (which was the first “black” high school in St. Augustine) where the names and stories of famous people who studied and taught there will be shared. See St. Paul's AME Church where a great baseball player came and spoke, and also where Dr. Martin Luther King preached.  Lincolnville is very important to the heritage of St. Augustine as this historic neighborhood is where free black slaves came after 1866 when the Civil War was over. It was affectionately called "Little Africa".

After leaving Lincolnville, head down to the Plaza (also known as the Slave Market) where you’ll disembark the train. You’ll explore monuments in the Plaza to learn about Rev. Andrew Young and Ms. Mary Peabody (the mother of the Governor of Massachusetts) and the role she played in the Civil Rights Movement. Follow in the footsteps of the Foot Soldiers and see their Statue where the Klan met to try and crush the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine. Wander to Aviles St. where you will see the statue of the first black doctor in Florida and learn his story. For the last 20 minutes of the tour you will head to the Hilton Hotel. In the 1960's it was called the Monson Hotel and Restaurant, and with this story of the very famous and tragic swimming pool event that happened there, you will understand why St. Augustine was one of the leading battlefields of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's.

 Adults    $ 29.00    Children (aged 12 & under)   $ 19.00
Minimum 20 paying participants required to qualify. One group leader included for free. Rates inclusive of tax and all venues included. Advance reservations are required and payment in full is due prior to arrival.
*ADDITIONAL LUNCH ADD-ON: for a price range of $10-$20 per person all inclusive, Tour St. Augustine Inc. can provide a fresh delicious lunch delivered to a location or sit-down venue. Options can include pizza, deli-fresh sandwiches, salads, and more. Inquire with our group sales department for specific options and pricing.


 
PACKAGE OPTION 4:  

Private Black History & Lincolnville Train/Trolley Tour
(This 1 hour tour is onboard a city Train/Trolley vehicle)

Your privately chartered tour starts at the Visitor Information Center where you’ll learn what happened there during the Civil Rights movement involving the students from Florida Normal Industrial Institute. Then en-route you’ll learn about St. Augustine’s first black General that lived two centuries before Colin Powell. Next you’ll journey on to Lincolnville, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places. As we enter Lincolnville you’ll make your way down Washington Street which was the neighborhood’s black business district, and continue on to learn stories of St. Mary’s Baptist Church, see Frank Butler’s home (whom Butler Beach is named after) and learn about the first black woman to run for public office in St. Augustine and was presented the Presidential Medal of Honor. See the Civil Rights Museum and Excelsior High School (which was the first “black” high school in St. Augustine) where the names and stories of famous people who studied and taught there will be shared. See St. Paul's AME Church where a great baseball player came and spoke, and also where Dr. Martin Luther King preached.  Learn about Dr. R.B. Hayling and what he went through standing up for dignity, equality and human rights here during the 1960’s and make your way towards Emancipation Park. Lincolnville is very important to the heritage of St. Augustine as this historic neighborhood is where free black slaves came after 1866 when the Civil War was over. It was affectionately called "Little Africa". Tour the south end of the Plaza, also known as the Slave Market. Hear stories of the Monson Hotel and the very famous and tragic swimming pool event that happened there- you will understand why St. Augustine was one of the leading battlefields of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. Your tour will return you to the Visitor’s Information Center, where you began.

Adults: $ 24.00    Children (aged 12 & under)  $15.00

Minimum 20 paying participants required to qualify. Rates inclusive of tax. 1 Group Leader can join free of charge. Advance reservations are required and payment in full is due prior to arrival.

*ADDITIONAL IN-DEPTH CIVIL RIGHTS WALKING TOUR can be added on to this option for an additional $9 per person

*ADDITIONAL LUNCH ADD-ON: for a prince range of $10-$20 per person all inclusive, Tour St. Augustine Inc. can provide a fresh delicious lunch delivered to a location or sit-down venue. Options can include pizza, deli-fresh sandwiches, salads, and more. Inquire with our group sales department for specific options and pricing.agraph here.



PACKAGE OPTION 5:  
Lincolnville Civil Rights Museum Tour

(1 hr. Your licensed guide and storyteller will share with you what happened in St. Augustine during the civil rights movement)

This is a personal invitation from our Black Heritage Tours Manager, Bernadette Reeves, to join us at the "Civil Rights Museum" to take part in the opportunity to explore, experience and remember the rich Black History of St. Augustine, FL on a guided group tour. Because few realize St. Augustine connection to the country's African American journey and the civil rights movement, we have made it our mission to showcase this rich heritage and share how St. Augustine has played a major role in black history. We will share the stories of the great civil rights activist "Dr. R. B. Hayling" Known as the "Father of St. Augustine's Civil Rights Movement." This museum tour will ensure you gain a much deeper insight of the city's history and the legacies left by its famous residents and pioneers, and learn about the profound impact St. Augustine's Civil Rights heroes have had on the city as well as the nation. The Museum is located at 79 Bridge St. St. Augustine Fl. 32084

$10.00 per person (children 6 and under are free)
Minimum of 10 paying participants required to qualify.




Thank you for allowing us to share this important aspect of St. Augustine’s history, which helped shaped the Civil Rights Movement nationwide. Our hope is that all of our guests are inspired to always stand up for fairness, equality and human rights as we respect these heroes of the Oldest City’s past and their stories. In addition to the tours and packages listed here, we also offer wholesale group bookings for accommodations, transportation, meals, and other attractions & venues. Please inquire for specific pricing and options, and know that we sincerely appreciate your support!


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