Museum Members: $85, Non-Members: $95
Meet at Island Queen Docks at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Join HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, as he recounts the history of Biscayne Bay. Discover the storied past of Stiltsville, a series of colorful wooden houses built on the flats of the bay and located inside Biscayne National Park. Known in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s as a playground for wealthy and well-connected, Stiltsville was once home to the now infamous Crawfish Eddies and Bikini Club. Learn how this once vivacious community on stilts dwindled down to the seven houses that remain today. Dr. George will narrate and share stories of nefarious gangsters, stunning graffiti, and fabulous parties while guests cruise past the Cape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne, and the City of Miami.
Today, Biscayne National Park and the Stiltsville Trust work together to support the preservation of the remaining Stiltsville houses so that future generations are able to experience its unique history.
Ticket includes complimentary pass to HistoryMiami Museum.
The Museum will be chartering the Sunset Lady from Island Queen Cruises, which will be docked at Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace.
The Island Queen Sunset Lady is a 40’ motorized Corinthian Catamaran. The vessel is a partially covered, open air vessel with bench seating. The restroom or ‘head’ onboard may not be accessible to those with limited mobility or patrons who use a wheelchair. To access the head, one most step down a couple of steps. The Sunset Lady has a maximum capacity of 40 people.
Individual charcuterie boxes from Miami Grazing Company and water/soda service included in ticket price. Additional light snacks and drinks available for purchase from Island Queen Cruises.
Dr. Paul George, Resident Historian
For over three decades, HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian Dr. Paul S. George has toured his way to local, national, and international acclaim with his continuing series of historic tours. Through walking, coach, and boat tour experiences, Dr. George has welcomed tour participants on a memorable journey of South Florida through its historic neighborhoods, landmarks, and sites. As a Miami native, author, and former college professor, Dr. George has gained fame for his uncanny ability to recall the most impressive details about the people and places that make South Florida so unique.
To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at email@example.com or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).