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The Jungle Prada Tour
The Jungle Prada Tour is an immersive cultural experience at a one-of-a-kind historic landmark where 1,000 years of Florida history comes together. Explore this hidden St. Petersburg, Florida gem on our historian-led walking tour. The privately-owned Anderson property, sometimes known as Sacred Lands, features one of the best-preserved American Indian mounds in the state. The tour lasts 75-90 minutes. A small museum with archaeological artifacts is included with admission. Advance registration is required. See tour schedule below for details.
Jungle Prada was part of a Tocobaga village for about 600 years (1,000 CE – 1,600 CE). The village plaza and a 900′ ft. long midden have been lovingly stewarded by the Anderson family for more than 80 years. Used as a gathering place for centuries, this Mississippian cultural site is the perfect place to discuss the history of human settlement around Tampa Bay and the Southeastern United States.
Spanish landing site
In April of 1528 a Spanish conquistador, the one-eyed Pánfilo de Narváez, landed at or near the Jungle Prada Site. Three hundred men from his expedition walked north, but only four survivors, led by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, completed a journey from Florida to the Pacific that took 8 years (1528-1536). We will tell the story of what happened to them.
The roaring twenties
In 1925 developer Walter P. Fuller constructed a Mediterranean-style mall near the Tocobaga mounds which he named “Jungle Prado.” A nightclub there called “The Gangplank” became a speakeasy during Prohibition when Fuller accepted a large shipment of illegal whiskey.
Colorful peacocks have been residents of The Jungle Site since the 1950s. Today you can see them strutting freely around our private seaside garden along the shore of Boca Ciega Bay. We see the peacocks on every tour.Book Now
Wednesday through Sunday
11:30a & 2:30p (January-June)
11:30a only (July-December)
Closed August 15-September 15
Reservations are required.
Gate opens 30 minutes before the start of the tour.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before tour begins.
Free cancellation up until the start of the tour.
General Admission – $14
Child Admission (2-12) $6
1700 Park Street N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710
PHONE – (727) 430-2677
EMAIL – email@example.com
Gulfport Walking Tour
We are proud to partner with the Gulfport Historical Society to host The Original Gulfport Walking Tour every 3rd Saturday of the month at 3:00 PM. It starts at the Gulfport History Museum (5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707). For tickets, please click the button below to visit the historical society’s website, where you can also find out about other local events hosted by GHS.Gulfport Historical Society Website