Museums Walk in Downtown Sarasota (Self Guided), Sarasota

Sarasota's Downtown features not only new modern attractions, but also historical sites that have been preserved for the benefit of Florida's cultural heritage. Their style ranges from Mediterranean Revival and Prairie School architecture to Classical Revival and Transitional Queen Anne. Be sure to take the following tour and see the great design and architecture these sites have to offer.
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Museums Walk in Downtown Sarasota Map

Guide Name: Museums Walk in Downtown Sarasota
Guide Location: USA » Sarasota (See other walking tours in Sarasota)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Author: brian
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Dr. Walter Kennedy House
  • F. A. DeCanizares Residence
  • Burns Realty Company - Karl Bickel House
  • Dr. Joseph Halton House
  • Leonard Reid House
  • Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone
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Dr. Walter Kennedy House

1) Dr. Walter Kennedy House

Dr. Walter Kennedy was a famous local optometrist. His house was built in 1926 in the Mediterranean Revival style which was designed by James Baum. The house has a separate servant's residence as well as a separate garage. Added to the National Register in 1994, this is a famous place commonly visited by tourists.
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F. A. DeCanizares Residence

2) F. A. DeCanizares Residence

The F. A. De Canizares Residence started as a wooden structure. Later on, in 1925, it was moved to 1215 North Palm Avenue and was redesigned by Thomas Reed Martin. It features a Mediterranean Revival style.
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Burns Realty Company - Karl Bickel House

3) Burns Realty Company - Karl Bickel House

The Karl Bickel House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. It is in the Mediterranean Revival style, has a main center piece with two levels and two one-level wings. Initially it was owned by a real estate company, but later on it was changed into a household.
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Dr. Joseph Halton House

4) Dr. Joseph Halton House

Dr. Joseph Halton House is located on Coconut Avenue and was built in 1910 by Joseph S. Maus. It boasts a Transitional Queen Anne style with two floors and an artificial stone front. It is a good example of the earliest houses to make heavy use of artificial stone.
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Leonard Reid House

5) Leonard Reid House

Added to the National Register in 2002, Leonard Reid House is located on 1435 7th Street in Sarasota. The house features one level and is in the Prairie School design.
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Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone

6) Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone

The Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone was opened in 1990. Its main aim is to make technology understandable and science relevant. This innovative science center features exhibits that cover a wide range of subjects designed to entertain you and your child. The large number of exhibits have themes ranging from music and mathematics to physics and chemistry.

Walking Tours in Sarasota, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Sarasota

Create Your Own Walk in Sarasota

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sarasota is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sarasota Historic Buildings Tour

Sarasota Historic Buildings Tour

Most of the historic buildings in Sarasota are located in the Downtown area. They are in the Mediterranean revival style with similar design. Some of them have been designed by the famous local architect Thomas Reed Martin who has had a huge impact on architecture and style. In the following tour you'll get to see some of the first constructions in Sarasota and their initial functions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Known for the abundance of cultural institutes, Sarasota – a quaint coastal getaway – has long been regarded as one of the premier destinations for those seeking to satisfy their “culture buds”. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota Opera House, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are just some of the city's top attractions. To visit these and other notable sites of Sarasota, follow...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Sarasota's Top Museums Walking Tour

Sarasota's Top Museums Walking Tour

Known for its famous arts community and historical sites and museums, Sarasota is a delight for any traveler. The wonderful flora and the refreshing breeze of the ocean will make your trip even more interesting and relaxing. You can visit a wide range of museums, most notable the John & Mable Ringling Museum, that will satisfy your desire for knowledge. Take the following tour to discover the...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Cultural Venues Tour in Sarasota

Cultural Venues Tour in Sarasota

Sarasota's theaters are some of the city's biggest cultural attractions. With its famous city landmark, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and the amazing Regal Hollywood Stadium 20, you'll definitely find something that will suit your taste. This tour will guide you through some of the best cultural venues in Sarasota.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Sarasota Downtown Art Galleries Walking Tour

Sarasota Downtown Art Galleries Walking Tour

Sarasota is an artist's bay with many art galleries and shops ready to delight any art connoisseur. With a great selection and variety of both artistic styles and forms, you can find paintings on canvas and paper, glass and steel sculptures, hand-crafted jewelry, home decorations and accessories, and many more items. Take the following tour and you can be sure you'll discover the best...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 Km or 0.2 Miles
St. Armand Circle Shopping Tour

St. Armand Circle Shopping Tour

At the heart of Sarasota there is a true shopping harbour - the St. Armand Circle. Its large number of shops, art galleries and restaurants will definitely satisfy any customer looking for something special to buy. The next tour will take you through some of the best shops that range from men's and women's clothing, to general sportswear and extravagant designer shops.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles

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