Join HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian Dr. Paul George and Miami Marine Stadium architect Hilario Candela on a tour of Biscayne Bay. The beginning of the trip will include a talk by Candela, about his award-winning national register modern masterpiece and current conservation plan. Dr. George will then take over, recounting the history of Biscayne Bay, including the storied past of Stiltsville, a series of colorful wooden houses built on the flats of the bay and located inside Biscayne National Park. Known in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s as a playground for wealthy and well-connected, Stiltsville was once home to the now infamous Crawfish Eddies and Bikini Club. Learn how this once vivacious community on stilts dwindled down to the seven houses that remain today. Dr. George will narrate and share stories of nefarious gangsters, stunning graffiti, and fabulous parties while guests cruise past the Cape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne, and the City of Miami.
Max Attendees: 35
Depart: InterContinental Hotel at 8:30am (Boat departs at 9:00am)
Arrive: Island Queen Docks at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Fl 33132