The Jungle Prada Tour
The Jungle Prada Tour is a historian-led guided tour of a pre-historic Tocobaga village site, including the best-preserved American Indian mound in Tampa Bay. The Jungle Prada Site Complex is also thought to be the landing place of the 1528 Narváez expedition, the survivors of which walked from Florida all the way to the Pacific Ocean (1528 – 1536)!
We are located on the shores of beautiful Boca Ciega Bay, directly across from John’s Pass and Treasure Island. The privately-owned Anderson Mound has been lovingly preserved by the Anderson family for over 80 years.
You’ll meet peacocks (residents of the Jungle Prada Site since the 1950s), discover native plants used by the Tocobaga people, and explore a side of St. Petersburg, Florida you never knew existed!
Reservations are stongly recommended.
Wednesday – 11:30 AM
Thursday – 11:30 AM
Friday – 11:30 AM
Saturday – 11:30 AM
Sunday – 11:30 AM
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
*Gate opens 30 minutes early. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour.
Adults $12.00 (sales tax included)
Kids (2-12) $6.00 (sales tax included)
*Convenience fees may apply to online ticket sales.
Free Parking at Jungle Prada de Narváez Park
Corner of Park Street N. & Elbow Lane N.
(1700 Park Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710)
Phone: (727) 430-2677
Reservations Strongly Recommended
*If you have purchased a voucher for the tour from somewhere else online, or if you have a gift certificate, be sure to check the calendar below and call/email us to confirm availability.
Private Tours Available
Private Tours are available. A $100 minimum charge applies for private groups. Call 727-430-2677 for more information.
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Sacred Lands Preservation and Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that hosts events at the Anderson Mound site. Its mission is to preserve and protect the mound, and to promote awareness of the site within the community through public events including music, guest speaker presentations, and workshops.
The Trail of Florida’s Indian Heritage is a collection of national, state, and local parks, tourist attractions, and museums that you can visit in throughout Florida featuring Native American culture and heritage.
Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society is the Tampa Bay chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society. They are a state-chartered non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Florida’s great cultural heritage.
I make videos about Florida history and travel with a special interest in Native American heritage.
FPAN’s mission is to promote and facilitate the stewardship, public appreciation, and value of Florida’s archaeological heritage through regional centers, partnerships, and community engagement.
Curated by local historian “Steve of the Jungle,” this blog is an amazing compendium of fascinating information for those interested in the rich history of the “Jungle” region of St. Petersburg.