Upcoming events

    • 05/09/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Trolley Market Square Park, Tangerine Ave. S. and 49th St. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society for its first-ever walking tour that retraces part of the historic Veteran's City trolley line. This is the trolley line that brought people to Gulfport so they could take a boat ride over to the beach. As the trolley rolled into Veteran's City, the terrain changed from city to swamp. Your tour guide will talk about the history of the trolley and point out the stops the trolley made along the way.

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members and, for the first night only, $5 for everyone else. This tour will happen once a month starting in May, and the price will be $10.

    Please note that this event is on our "summer schedule." We'll be offering this tour every second Thursday, 7-9pm, May through September.

    Our walking tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    • 05/11/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Trolley Market Square Park
    • 30
    Register

    Everyone focuses on downtown Gulfport and sure, why not? Gulfport's pretty amazing. But there's more to our wonderful seaside town than its downtown — come learn about the north side of Gulfport on our Historic Veteran's City Trolley Line Walking Tour. This tour will retrace the only east-west leg of the historic trolley route. The tour covers about two miles at a leisurely pace, and there are plenty of opportunities along the historic route to stop and take pictures or ask questions. Learn about the sawmill and Gulfport's most stubborn animal, and see a house that's completely off the grid. Come discover the other side of Gulfport!

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society for a walking tour that retraces part of the historic Veteran's City trolley line. This is the trolley line that brought people to Gulfport so they could take a boat ride over to the beach. As the trolley rolled into Veteran's City, the terrain changed from city to swamp. 

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members! Members must pre-register to ensure they have a spot, as our tours tend to sell out quickly. Want to take the tour for free? Join now (clicking this will open a new browser window)! 


    • 05/16/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Please note that this event is on our "summer schedule"--from May through September, we'll be offering walking tours every third Thursday at 7pm.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    Thanks to the Gulfport Merchants Chamber for co-hosting this tour!

    • 06/13/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Trolley Market Square Park, Tangerine Ave. S. and 49th St. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society for its first-ever walking tour that retraces part of the historic Veteran's City trolley line. This is the trolley line that brought people to Gulfport so they could take a boat ride over to the beach. As the trolley rolled into Veteran's City, the terrain changed from city to swamp. Your tour guide will talk about the history of the trolley and point out the stops the trolley made along the way.

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members and, for the first night only, $5 for everyone else. This tour will happen once a month starting in May, and the price will be $10.

    Please note that this event is on our "summer schedule." We'll be offering this tour every second Thursday, 7-9pm, May through September.

    Our walking tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    This tour is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber. Please patronize local businesses. 

    • 06/20/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Please note that this event is on our "summer schedule"--from May through September, we'll be offering walking tours every third Thursday at 7pm.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    Thanks to the Gulfport Merchants Chamber for co-hosting this tour!

    • 07/11/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Trolley Market Square Park, Tangerine Ave. S. and 49th St. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society for its first-ever walking tour that retraces part of the historic Veteran's City trolley line. This is the trolley line that brought people to Gulfport so they could take a boat ride over to the beach. As the trolley rolled into Veteran's City, the terrain changed from city to swamp. Your tour guide will talk about the history of the trolley and point out the stops the trolley made along the way.

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members and, for the first night only, $5 for everyone else. This tour will happen once a month starting in May, and the price will be $10.

    Please note that this event is on our "summer schedule." We'll be offering this tour every second Thursday, 7-9pm, May through September.

    Our walking tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    This tour is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber. Please patronize local businesses. 

    • 07/18/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Please note that this event is on our "summer schedule"--from May through September, we'll be offering walking tours every third Thursday at 7pm.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    Thanks to the Gulfport Merchants Chamber for co-hosting this tour!

    • 08/08/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Trolley Market Square Park, Tangerine Ave. S. and 49th St. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society for its first-ever walking tour that retraces part of the historic Veteran's City trolley line. This is the trolley line that brought people to Gulfport so they could take a boat ride over to the beach. As the trolley rolled into Veteran's City, the terrain changed from city to swamp. Your tour guide will talk about the history of the trolley and point out the stops the trolley made along the way.

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members and, for the first night only, $5 for everyone else. This tour will happen once a month starting in May, and the price will be $10.

    Please note that this event is on our "summer schedule." We'll be offering this tour every second Thursday, 7-9pm, May through September.

    Our walking tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    This tour is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber. Please patronize local businesses. 

    • 08/15/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Please note that this event is on our "summer schedule"--from May through September, we'll be offering walking tours every third Thursday at 7pm.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    Thanks to the Gulfport Merchants Chamber for co-hosting this tour!

    • 09/12/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Trolley Market Square Park, Tangerine Ave. S. and 49th St. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society for its first-ever walking tour that retraces part of the historic Veteran's City trolley line. This is the trolley line that brought people to Gulfport so they could take a boat ride over to the beach. As the trolley rolled into Veteran's City, the terrain changed from city to swamp. Your tour guide will talk about the history of the trolley and point out the stops the trolley made along the way.

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members and, for the first night only, $5 for everyone else. This tour will happen once a month starting in May, and the price will be $10.

    Please note that this event is on our "summer schedule." We'll be offering this tour every second Thursday, 7-9pm, May through September.

    Our walking tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    This tour is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber. Please patronize local businesses. 

    • 09/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Please note that this event is on our "summer schedule"--from May through September, we'll be offering walking tours every third Thursday at 7pm.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    Thanks to the Gulfport Merchants Chamber for co-hosting this tour!

    • 10/12/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Trolley Market Square Park, Tangerine Ave. S. and 49th St. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society for its first-ever walking tour that retraces part of the historic Veteran's City trolley line. This is the trolley line that brought people to Gulfport so they could take a boat ride over to the beach. As the trolley rolled into Veteran's City, the terrain changed from city to swamp. Your tour guide will talk about the history of the trolley and point out the stops the trolley made along the way.

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members and, for the first night only, $5 for everyone else. This tour will happen once a month starting in May, and the price will be $10.

    Our walking tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    This tour is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber. Please patronize local businesses. 

    • 10/18/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum
    Register

    Follow photographer and author Mr. Gary Monroe into the world of Florida's Outsider art! In this vivid presentation, Monroe introduces remarkable self-taught Florida artists, while exposing the ideas that led to their renegade creationsI Doors open at 6:30 p.m., talk begins at 7 p.m.


    Gary Monroe has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Humanities Council, and the Fulbright Foundation to support his photography. His long-time interest in “outsider” and vernacular art spurred his research about the Highwaymen; his book The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters was published by the University Press of Florida (2001). This was followed by Harold Newton: Florida’s Original Highwayman (2007), The Highwaymen Murals: Al Black’s Concrete Dreams (2009), and Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen (2014). As a lecturer for the Florida Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau, Mr. Monroe has brought the Highwaymen story to the citizenry of Florida with some 300 public lectures. He has written other books about Florida art, including Extraordinary Interpretations: Self-taught Florida Artists (2003) and Silver Springs: the Underwater Photographs of Bruce Mozert (2008). His most recent book is E. G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur (2016).

    A native of Miami Beach, Monroe received a master’s degree in the fine arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1977. Upon returning to home, he photographed the old world Jewish community that characterized South Beach, through 1986. He has traveled throughout Haiti with camera in hand–two dozen times, and looked at tourism across Florida, especially the “rite of passage” of vacationers at Disney World. The staple of his photography is Florida. In addition to these long-term involvements, Mr. Monroe has photographed at Cassadaga. This work resulted in Cassadaga: The South’s Oldest Spiritualist Community (University Press of Florida, 2000). He has traveled the world to photograph–to Brazil, Israel, Cuba, India, and Trinidad to name a few of the countries that interest him–while maintaining his interest in things Florida, including an in-depth look at the abandoned theme park Splendid China and “corporate-driven architecture” throughout the state.

    Learn more about Gary Monroe's work at garymonroe.net.
    • 10/19/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    Thanks to the Gulfport Merchants Chamber for co-hosting this tour!

    • 11/09/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Trolley Market Square Park, Tangerine Ave. S. and 49th St. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society for its first-ever walking tour that retraces part of the historic Veteran's City trolley line. This is the trolley line that brought people to Gulfport so they could take a boat ride over to the beach. As the trolley rolled into Veteran's City, the terrain changed from city to swamp. Your tour guide will talk about the history of the trolley and point out the stops the trolley made along the way.

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members and, for the first night only, $5 for everyone else. This tour will happen once a month starting in May, and the price will be $10.

    Our walking tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    This tour is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber. Please patronize local businesses. 

    • 11/16/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    Thanks to the Gulfport Merchants Chamber for co-hosting this tour!

    • 12/14/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Trolley Market Square Park, Tangerine Ave. S. and 49th St. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society for its first-ever walking tour that retraces part of the historic Veteran's City trolley line. This is the trolley line that brought people to Gulfport so they could take a boat ride over to the beach. As the trolley rolled into Veteran's City, the terrain changed from city to swamp. Your tour guide will talk about the history of the trolley and point out the stops the trolley made along the way.

    This tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members and, for the first night only, $5 for everyone else. This tour will happen once a month starting in May, and the price will be $10.

    Our walking tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    This tour is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber. Please patronize local businesses. 

    • 12/21/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 30
    Register

    Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: Our tour guides are all volunteer; while it's optional, they do appreciate tips. 

    Thanks to the Gulfport Merchants Chamber for co-hosting this tour!