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Embracing History Behind the Wheel

When the summer heat makes exploring on foot less appealing, a driving audio tour offers a fantastic way to experience the beauty and history of Historic Florence's architecture. From the comfort of your car, you can absorb the stories of the past and marvel at the architectural treasures that define this picturesque town. So, grab your car keys, hit play on the audio guide, and embark on an unforgettable journey through time and architecture in the heart of Arizona.

Pinal County Courthouse / Photo by Michael Baca

Hear your History: The 60 minute audio tour explores 29 of Florence's historical, architectural and cultural sites. Start the audio guide and let the narrator lead you through the streets, providing insightful commentary on the architecture, history, and stories of Florence. Click HERE to access the audio tour clips or on the image below.

Plan Your Route: Choose a starting point and determine the length of your tour. You can opt for a shorter route focused on specific architectural styles or a comprehensive tour that covers the entire historic district.

Read all about it: You can also follow along with the "Hear Your History" booklet by clicking on the image below:

Highlights of the Driving Audio Tour

  1. The Old Pinal County Courthouse: A true gem of Florence, this historic courthouse stands as a testament to the town's significance during the late 19th century. Learn about the trials and tribulations that took place within its walls.

  2. St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery: As you drive by, discover the fascinating history of this stunning monastery that seems transported from a distant land and time.

  3. Historic Main Street: Take a leisurely drive down Florence's Main Street and listen to tales of cowboys, saloons, and the town's evolution from a Wild West outpost to a thriving community.

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