Discover Florida Tours presents…
The Jungle Prada Site & Anderson/Narvaez Tocobaga Indian Mound
The best-preserved American Indian Site in Tampa Bay, and the historic landing site of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Our tour gathers at Jungle Prada de Narvaez Park on Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, located across the water from John’s Pass Village. From there, our guests walk through a gated entry separating the private property owned by the Anderson family from the city park. This hidden oasis is the best-kept secret in St. Pete. The 3-acre waterfront property features the remains of a Mississippian-era Tocobaga Indian village, lush gardens full of native and Florida-friendly plants, and dozens of free-roaming peacocks! Family-owned since 1940, the Anderson/Narvaez Mound is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is recognized as the 1528 landing site of Panfilo de Narvaez. A historic marker placed here by the Archdiocese of St. Petersburg proclaims the Jungle Prada as the location of the first Catholic Mass in Florida. Let us take you on a journey through 1,000 years of Florida history on this 75-minute guided tour of the best-preserved American Indian site in Tampa Bay!
Guided Tour Schedule:
Wednesday through Sunday
11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
(Gate opens 30 minutes prior to start)
$10 for Adults
$4 for Kids (2 – 12)
Under 2 FREE
1700 Park St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL, 33710
(Turn off Park St. at the Jungle Prada Tavern)
Reservations are recommended
Call: (727) 430-2677
Tours last approx. 75 minutes.
We open the gate 30 minutes before the start of the tour. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
PHONE: (727) 430-2677 EMAIL: DiscoverFloridaTours@Gmail.com