The Trolley Tours: A Sarasota Tradition

The Historical Society’s narrated Trolley Tours are very popular, so be sure to make your reservations well in advance!  (Trolley Tours canceled, due to our cautious approach t the pandemic, until it is safe. Join our mailing list if you want to learn when we start up again. To make reservations online for the next available Tour, please call our Site Manager M-F from 10am to 2pm at 941-364-9076.

Have you ever wondered what Sarasota was like before now?

Where people gathered, how they lived, where everyone came from and what they thought and what was here when and what they did…

and why we are so different from the average Florida town?

Well, hop onto our Sarasota Trolley Tour and let our favorite tale-spinner tell you!

Narrated trolley tours of downtown Sarasota by the Historical Society of Sarasota County

Our tours are a must for native, resident, winter resident or visitor. A wonderful activity for house guests and business travelers, and part of their education for anyone who makes their living in Sarasota. If you haven’t been privileged enough to participate, do it now!

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS: Two hour narrated Historic Trolley Tours. 10:00 AM – Noon. Depart from the Crocker Memorial Church at Historical Society of Sarasota County in Pioneer Park, 1260 12th Street (just east off Tamiami Trail). $35.00 per person. Parking is free. Seating on the Trolley is limited, so grab your spot now. See our Calendar of Events for dates; we hope to resume these tours when it is advisable.  Advance reservations REQUIRED: Call us at 941 364-9076  Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm or email