Jacksonville Residential Architecture and History Tour

Famous landmarks. Variety of Architecture styles, including homes still owned by original Jacksonville families passed down through the generations. Your Jacksonville Residential Architecture & History tour has it all – plus hidden gems locals don’t even know about!

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Riverside Avondale Tour

The historic communities of Riverside and Avondale are a critical area to the development of Jacksonville. This area become the residential area for Jacksonville after the great fire of 1901. Before this time, prominent real estate families and the more wealthy utilized thse areas for their hunting lodges or second family homes. You will get the learn about the amazing and unique residential architecture of these two historic communities, experience where several Southern Rock Bands got started and actually created that genre of music, amazing parks and so much more. You will even get to experience the “castle” home of the original founders of Maxwell House Coffee. And this area has so many stories of significantly important tales of women making a difference that many women groups, girl scout troops and other organizations love taking this tour to help better understand the role women have played in these two communities in particular.

Join Go Tuk’n® on this wonderful tour of the historic communities of Riverside and Avondale.

If you’re interested in diving deeper into Jax’s rich history, the Downtown Jacksonville City Tour will take you back in time.

Tour Length

2.5 hours


starting at

per person

1 private tuk – up to 6 people

For bookings of 7+, please contact us!

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This tour includes the use of personal audio headsets with provided earbuds to ensure the quality of the tour guide’s information.


What a fun afternoon we had on the Riverside Avondale Preservation Tour! We were looking for something fun to do on Black Friday and decided to give the Tuk Tuk a try. 2 members of our party live in Avondale and thought we knew just about all there was to know about our neighborhood. We quickly realized how much there was to learn. Toni was an amazing and fun tour guide. She knew so much about the architecture and history of the area and seemed genuinely excited to share it with us. We highly recommend this tour to newcomers and lifelong residents alike.

Earlene S.

We had so much fun with Toni, our tour guide, putt-ing through the most architecturally fascinating neighborhoods. Toni is very knowledgeable and was able to customize the tour when she understood, by talking with us as we putt-ed along, what historical and architectural tidbits we found of particular interest. It takes a very skilled and knowledgeable guide to be able to do that and it certainly made the tour FABULOUS for us! I have no idea what details she might have left out nor what she added. All I know is that around every corner and at every stop informative interesting things fell out of Toni’s mouth and into my ears. And, she waited for us to ask more questions, to which she mostly had the answers and told us when she didn’t, before moving on to the next place to see.
Go Tuk’n! You won’t regret it!

Kathy F.