Veterans Memorial Trolley Tour
$30 per person

Veterans, Vigilantes & Victories—The Military History Tour

Celebrate the month of Memorial Day by exploring the history, monuments, people & stories of Sarasota’s honorable veterans, triumphant victories and devious vigilantes!

Join tour guide Christine Cain to hear stories of Sarasota’s military history and the booms that followed each conflict, from the Seminole Wars of the early 18th century, right up through the World War II and 9/11.

Learn about the early settler vigilantes who ruled during the lawless years of the early 20th century, and visit the city’s historic pioneer cemeteries, and the recently completed National Cemetery where U.S. Veterans are laid to rest.

Finish up near Unconditional Surrender, the Seward Johnson sculpture fashioned after the iconic Alfred Eisenstaedt photograph of a sailor and nurse celebrating V-J day in Times Square.


START TIMES Vets Memorial Trolley Tours run at 2 PM Sundays in May.
DURATION 120 minutes in peak season.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION 1826 4th Street in Sarasota (behind The Breakfast House off Fruitville)
ARRIVING Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour leaves, to check in and visit our gift shop while you wait to board. Trolleys leave at your scheduled time. If you don’t arrive within 5 minutes of departure time, we reserve the right to resell your ticket.
PARKING FREE shaded parking is available!
ACCESSIBILITY We have two trolleys that are wheelchair accessible but they may not always be available; if you need a wheelchair or are bringing a group of people who need a wheelchair lift or need to remain in their wheelchairs for the tour, please email
THINGS TO NOTE This is a non-stop tour and you should expect to be seated for the whole trip. No coolers or personal alcohol are allowed on our tours.
CANCELLATION Book with confidence! We run tours as scheduled rain or shine. If you cancel in advance or miss your tour and are able to take a future tour, we will do our best to accommodate you based on available space. However, all sales are final and we do not provide refunds for no-shows/tours you booked and missed. If we must cancel a tour for any reason, we will give you as much notice as possible and try to move you to another tour date, provide a gift certificate for a future tour or refund your ticket.

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