Secret Jacksonville walking tours

Writer Bill Delaney, co-owner of TheJaxsonMag.com and Edible Northeast Florida Magazine, has spent years researching Jacksonville’s underknown and underrepresented stories. His book, Secret Jacksonville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is dedicated to profiling the forgotten, mysterious and just plain interesting spots across Jacksonville and the First Coast.

On Saturday, December 17 and continuing on a monthly basis, Bill is hosting the next in a series of walking tours of a few of the places featured in the book across Downtown. Hear the stories of Jacksonville’s underground tunnels, the locomotive buried beneath a skyscraper, a lost (and fictitious) Native American city, a long destroyed sculptural masterpiece that will soon be reborn in Jacksonville, underknown Jax music history and much more lying just off the beaten path. The tours begin at James Weldon Johnson Park and tickets are $20 (kids 12 and under are free).

Signed copies of Secret Jacksonville are available at each of these events. You can also order online at thejaxsonmag.com/books.

Secret Jacksonville walking tour: December

  • Get tickets here
  • Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • James Weldon Johnson Park, 135 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: $20 (kids 12 and under are free)

Secret Jacksonville walking tour: January

  • Get tickets here
  • Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • James Weldon Johnson Park, 135 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: $20 (kids 12 and under are free)

Secret Jacksonville walking tour: February

  • Get tickets here
  • Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • James Weldon Johnson Park, 135 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: $20 (kids 12 and under are free)

Secret Jacksonville walking tour: March

  • Get tickets here
  • Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • James Weldon Johnson Park, 135 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: $20 (kids 12 and under are free)