Architecture and Historic Places
Jacksonville’s Downtown Historic District encompasses 56 blocks and includes over 200 historic sites. It’s a concentration of some of the city’s greatest architecture and displays more than a dozen distinct architectural styles.
Surrounding downtown are a number of distinctive urban core historic neighborhoods that feature unique and varied architecture integrated with small commercial districts and historical parks. Riverside Avondale and Springfield are both National Register Historic Districts and locally designated historic districts. Nearby are San Marco, Murray Hill, Ortega and Old Arlington. Each of these scenic and historic communities has its own character as well as a pedestrian friendly scale that invites leisurely walking and bicycling.
For a guided experience, AdLib Tours offers a highly rated downtown Jacksonville Walking Tours of history, art and architecture. Go Tuk’n offers a “tuktuk” experience leading historic and architecture tours of Riverside Avondale, The Beaches, and Downtown. E2ride Bike Tours offers bicycle tours for San Marco, Riverside Avondale, Springfield, Old Mandarin.