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Our Cultural, Heritage and Urban Contemporary Tour Experiences highlight attractions and historic sites in some of South Florida's heritage and multicultural neighborhoods as well as the prominent people that passed through their doors and contributed to the rich African American & Caribbean culture and heritage of these neighborhoods. Book your neighborhood walking tour and tasting today! Or, book one of CHAT's first & only of its kind "Signature" tour experiences for Historic Overtown, Little Haiti, Little Havana. Downtown Fort Lauderdale & Historic Sistrunk Corridor. Complimentary bottled water, sunscreen and mosquito repellent is provided to all tour guests. Our professionally trained tour guides are local residents. Guides meet up with tour guests at the following locations:
Historic Overtown | Jackson Soul Food Restaurant
Little Haiti | Little Haiti Caribbean Marketplace
Little Havana | Little Havana Welcome Center
Downtown Fort Lauderdale & Historic Sistrunk | The Riverside Hotel
The Signature Little Havana Paint, Taste & Sip Tour Experience | 3 Hours | $89 per person
There is nothing more inspiring than the sounds of gospel music while participating in praise & worship at Historic Mount AME Church in Fort Lauderdale's oldest Black community, Historic Sistrunk. You'll be guided on a bus tour of this heritage neighborhood and learn about the rich culture & history of African Americans who were instrumental in helping to build the City of Fort Lauderdale. You'll become enlightened about African American worship traditions, enjoy a southern-inspired brunch and learn about the root of gospel music.
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Historic Overtown Neighborhood Walking Tour Experience | 2 Hours | $49 per person
The Signature Historic Overtown Harlem Renaissance Jazz & Wine Tasting Tour Experience
3 hours | $79 per person
Little Havana Neighborhood Walking Tour Experience | 2 Hours | $49 per person
Little Haiti Neighborhood Walking Tour Experience | 2 Hours | $49 per person
Historic Overtown was known as Colored Town and was used as an area for black workers who built and serviced the railroad, hotels, and streets. A casual walking tour explores historic sites including: D.A. Dorsey House, Ward Rooming House, Greater Historic Bethel AME Church, and highlights new developments currently underway or planned for Overtown. A delicious tasting of southern cuisine such as fried chicken and macaroni and cheese is included following the walking tour.
The Signature Historic Sistrunk Gospel Brunch Tour | 4 Hours | $89 per person
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Come immerse yourself in the rich history of Downtown Fort Lauderdale! Tour begins at the crown jewel of Fort Lauderdale, The Riverside Hotel. Stroll along the Riverwalk with our local tour guide where you will experience tours of the Historic Stranahan House (Oldest building in Broward County) and Old Fort Lauderdale Village (largest collection of historic buildings in Broward). After our walk through historic Fort Lauderdale, you will indulge in delectable food tastings of local eateries. Come early and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Riverside Hotel offering a special discount for tour guests.
The Signature Downtown Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk Heritage Tour & Tasting | 4 Hours | $69 per person
Come explore the authentic culture and heritage of this Miami neighborhood (also known as historic Lemon City), which is the cultural heart of the Haitian diaspora. Waves of Haitian immigrants sought refuge here in the ’80s, resulting in a bright, ever-present celebration of all things Caribbean that can be found in galleries, museums, family-owned restaurants, and bookstores. A casual walking tour showcases local cultural sites such as the Little Haiti Cultural Center & Caribbean Marketplace, and highlights of new developments such as the Little River Business District and Miami Ironside as well as future developments currently underway such as the Magic City Innovative District planned for Little Haiti. A delicious tasting of Haitian cuisine such as Griot (fried pork) and Banann peze (fried plantain is included following the walking tour.
A vibrant neighborhood full of character and soul, Little Havana hosts the largest Latino street festival in the U.S.: the annual Calle Ocho festival. It is the first place many Cubans settled after fleeing Cuba, and is still a predominantly immigrant community with residents from across Latin America as well as Cuba. The famous Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) boasts art galleries, live music and dance venues, plazas and public art, and many places where you can sample cigars, Cuban coffee, and both traditional and “fusion” Latin food. Learn about the contributions of people of African descent to this neighborhood and to Cuban and Latin American history! A delicious tasting of Cuban cuisine such as Empanada, Sugar Cane juice, Pastelitos and more are included during the walking tour.
There’s more to do and see than meets the eye in Little Haiti! You’ll meet up with our professional local tour guide at the Little Haiti Caribbean Marketplace and will be led on a 60-minute walking tour that will immerse you in the rich culture and heritage of this historic Miami neighborhood. Following the walking tour, you will learn about and participate in a 45-minute Haitian dance and drum demonstration and have a chance to move your body to the sounds of Haitian music (no rhythm required). But wait, there’s more! After all the fun dancing, we know you’ll be ready to indulge in some authentic Haitian bites so you will enjoy a delicious lunch including Griot (fried pork), the best ever turkey meatballs (you won’t believe its turkey), rice & peas and veggies.
The Signature Little Haiti Dance, Drum & Dine Tour Experience | 3 Hours | $69 per person
Our Signature Little Havana Paint-Taste-Sip Tour provides a unique interactive edu-tainment experience that will stimulate all of your senses. You’ll meet up with our professional local tour guide at the Little Havana Welcome Center and will be led on a 60-minute walking tour that will immerse you in the rich culture and heritage of this vibrant Miami neighborhood. Along the walking tour, you will be able to taste the authentic flavors of Cuban cuisine and beverages such as empanadas, pastelitos and Cuban coffee. The walking tour will culminate at Futurama Art Galleries where you’ll participate in an Artist Chat and learn how to make your own Mojito Cocktail that you’ll sip while painting your own Little Havana inspired masterpiece of the iconic Rooster. The experience doesn’t stop here. After painting your personal souvenir, you will participate in a gourmet chocolate demonstration & tasting and learn a few Salsa dance moves to the sounds of Afro Cuban music.
This formerly known as the “Harlem of the South” neighborhood offers a jazzy taste of Miami! You’ll meet up with our professional local tour guide at The Dunns-Josephine Hotel and will be led on a 60-minute walking tour that will immerse you in the rich culture and heritage of this historic Miami neighborhood. Along the walking tour, you’ll visit historic sites where many Black celebrities and renown leaders such as Duke Ellington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and millionaire Dana Dorsey slept, performed, partied and helped to build Miami. The walking tour will culminate at the historic Dunns-Josephine Hotel with a music listening session of jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Lena Horne, and Billie Holiday. You’ll be transitioned back to the Harlem of the South while enjoying bites of southern cuisine such as shrimp and grits and more. Also, your palate will be delighted with a tasting of select wines from African American wineries.