Classes & Tours

Want to learn more about the Murals and the History of our area?

We offer Mural Classes and Walking Tours. Learn more about our Mural Program and the rich local history of the area by taking a tour or attending a class. We teach the Class throughout the year and offer Walking Tours during the cooler months of January – April.

HISTORY CLASSES:

1-Hour Local History Series: Get a Small Taste of Our Local History – FREE to Everyone

Each session will be held at Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association (2001 Shreve St, Punta Gorda) from 7-8 pm

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 – Founder’s Week: “Punta Gorda’s Founder Isaac Trabue: The Untold Story”
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020 – “Punta Gorda: The Pineapple Capital of the Nation”
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 – TBD
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – TBD

The History of Punta Gorda in its Murals – History Classes:

Join us as we present the history of the area as told through the murals throughout our beautiful City. Visit all 29 murals from the comfort of your seat while we present 450+ years of local history using the murals as a guide. Hear about the Mural Society and get a sneak peek of upcoming projects.

Presented in 2 Parts at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association (2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda)

Part 1 – “The Early Years” – from pre-Spanish Exploration to pre-WWI
Part 2 – “Post World War I” – continues the story through modern-day

Cost: $18/Class or $30 for both Classes

Class Size is limited so Register early at PGICA Office or Call 941-637-1655

Part 1 – The Early Years Part 2 – Post World War I
Tuesday, October 22 10am-Noon Thursday, October 24 10am-Noon
Monday, January 27 1pm – 3pm Wednesday, January 29 1pm – 3pm
Monday, February 17 1pm – 3pm Wednesday, February 19 1pm – 3pm
Tuesday, March 17 1pm – 3pm Thursday, March 19 1pm – 3pm

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MURAL WALKING TOURS:

We had a very successful 2019 walking tour season and will be partnering with the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce again in 2020 for these tours.  We will be hosting weekly tours beginning January 14, 2020.  Professional audio touring equipment is used and the tour sizes are limited so advanced registration is recommended.

Tour information:

  • Offered every Tuesday from January 14th – April 7th
  • Tour time:  9:30am – 11:30am (Check-in 9:20am)
  • Each tour begins & ends at the PG Chamber (252 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda)
  • To Register call the PG Chamber at 941-639-3720 (Cost is $15pp) or click here

We look forward to seeing you on a Mural Walking Tour and in a History class in 2020.