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Multicultural Travel

Discover the diversity of The Palm Beaches, Florida, by following heritage trails and taking a cultural tour of the area.

Explore the communities that make The Palm Beaches thrive with three heritage trails focusing on the people and history that shaped our piece of South Florida. Discover the history of Native Americans at archeological sites over a thousand years old. Native peoples were the first to explore the Everglades and set up beachfront villages, leaving their mark on The Palm Beaches. Explore the grounds of Seminole War battles, and traverse the land where tribes like the Jobe lived. And for an immersive experience, hike area trails or kayak local waterways.
 
African Americans settled everywhere from Jupiter to Boca Raton, bringing with them their culture and influencing our way of life. Take part in the thriving African-American community and learn about the growth of the community, even in the face of adversity. Discover the historical sites and stories that shaped the area, and see their architectural and cultural contributions. Memorials like the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Landmark Memorial and the Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site invite us to reflect on places of tragedy and celebrate the achievements of a community that is ever-evolving. 

Throughout The Palm Beaches, the marks of Spanish explorers are still present. Uncover the lore and maritime stories of pirates and adventurers on the high seas. The famous Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon sailed up the Jupiter Inlet, some say in search of the fabled Fountain of Youth. See the strategic point the Spanish claimed, and where today Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse shines bright. Immerse yourself in rich Spanish history at the lighthouse’s museum, complete with displays of cannons, chests and other artifacts.

In Delray Beach, take the new Diversity in Delray Cultural & Heritage Tour & Tasting Experience with Cultural Heritage Alliance Tours. This three-hour bus and walking tour takes you through Delray’s historic neighborhoods and art districts, with stops at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and Arts Garage, a venue offering jam sessions and open-mic nights to local performers, as well as tastes of local Southern or Caribbean cuisine. Check the website for pricing and to book.

Wherever you go and whatever you see in The Palm Beaches, you’ll experience an amazing blend of cultures that continues to influence our way of life.

African-American Heritage Sites

Spanish Colonial Heritage Trail

The Impact of Native Americans

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