Madame Fortune Taylor, namesake of Tampa’s Fortune Taylor Bridge and Fortune Street, was an ex-slave, community leader, and businesswoman who owned 30 acres along the Hillsborough River in what is now Downtown Tampa.
This mile-long, 90-minute walking tour by Tampa Bay History Center highlights the land she owned, letting attendees get a glimpse into her life. Advance tickets are required, and the tour meets at John F. Germany Public Library (not the History Center).
Madame Fortune Taylor Walking Tour. Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. $10-$20. 900 N Ashley Dr., Tampa. tampabayhistorycenter.org
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