Whether you are an educator with a group of students or a business stakeholder with a potential client, Discover Downtown - the downtown Orlando Information Center - staff can help you plan your visit to downtown Orlando. These informational tours can meet any group’s requirements while helping everyone connect with our downtown community. Tours offer anything from basic overviews of downtown for visitors to comprehensive, detailed guides for downtown employees and residents. No matter what your needs, the Discover Downtown staff would be happy to assist you.
American Ghost Adventures
In the shadows of the theme park castles lies American Ghost Adventures. The tour leads you through downtown Orlando and its just not another walk in the dark. Join us on this interactive ghost tour where you will be entwined with unsolved mysteries, scandalous tales and ghost sightings. This tour that will send chills down your spine as you investigate a real haunted building with EMF detectors and become an amateur ghost hunter. This tour has been voted one of the top 10 ghost tours in the world and one of the top 5 ghost tours in the United States. For additional tour information and times, please visit the American Ghost Adventure website at americanghostadventures.com or call us at 407.256.6225. Reservations are required.
Beyond the Theme Parks: Orlando's Historical Highlights
On this audio tour, you'll walk thru the city center and encounter established landmarks, including the Orlando Public Library, Lake Eola, and Church Street Station. Along the way, you’ll meet the cattle barons, citrus farmers, gunslingers, and NASA engineers who helped put Orlando on the map way before Disney waltzed into town. You’ll also discover little-known tidbits about downtown's past. Allow an hour to complete the tour. To preview and purchase the tour, click here.
Downtown Historic Tours
Every first Friday of the month from October - May, we offer a free, guided tour of the Downtown Historic District. Tours feature architectural and historic information about some of downtown Orlando’s oldest and most historic buildings and start at 9:30 a.m. at Discover Downtown - the Downtown Orlando Info Center (201 S. Orange Avenue). Tours last approximately 1.5 hours. Please RSVP by calling 407.246.3789.
If you missed the in-person tour, no need to fret! We have you covered with a self-guided tour. The Downtown Orlando Historic District Self-Guided Walking Tour gives you the opportunity to experience Orlando history first hand. This self-guided walking tour is available online or via mobile device here.
See Art Walking Tour
See Art Orlando is a collection of nine permanent contemporary public art sculptures inspired by various elements of Orlando and embodying the diverse fabric of the city. Supported by private philanthropy, pieces in the collection were created by internationally-renowned artists, including one from Central Florida, and vary in size and medium. See Art Orlando is a self-guided tour. The tour is also available online or via mobile device here.