Stiltsville Boat Tour with Dr. Paul George [Video]
Have you heard about Miami’s stilt houses built above the water in Biscayne Bay? Books, movies and TV shows have featured the place. The area is called “Stiltsville,” and federal park officials want to tear it down.
Is Stiltsville a landmark, worthy of the National Register of Historic Places, or an aging trailer park built on water, eroding the Bay’s ecosystem? You can decide for yourself after watching this video of Stiltsville, narrated by South Florida Historian, Dr. Paul George:
ABOVE: An 8-minute tour of Stiltsville: Leeshaw house; Hardin house; Shaw Sessions Baldwin house; Jimmy Ellenburg house; Hicks house; Miami Springs Powerboat Clubhouse; Bay Chateau.
15 Things You’ll Learn in the Video
About the Tour
For two decades, Dr. Paul George, historian for the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, has toured his way to acclaim with his continuing series of historic tours. As a South Florida native, author and Miami Dade college professor, Dr. George has gained fame for his ability to recall the most impressive details about the people and places that make South Florida so unique.
Dr. George is a great storyteller. For the entire 3 hours, he kept us entertained. He was charming to talk to. I highly recommend the tour!
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