African/Native American History 4 Hour tour $59.00 includes a sumptuous soul food lunch or dinner at Loyd Have Mercy Restaurant,
According to Florida Today "This is another restaurant with lots of character and a great story: the brainchild of the Rev. Dr. Andrew Loyd, a pastor in Orlando, who happens to be a splendid cook. Seafood, barbecue and home-style meals are on the menu, some of it served family-style. The fried chicken is a discussion-starter: Is it the best in Brevard County? Perhaps.". The restaurant was featured on the Food Network in August 2019.
Our tour begins at Kelly Park East on Merritt Island where we will pick you up and make the first stop at Windover Archeological Site,. We will then head over to Fort Christmas, The Moore Museum, Lagrange Cemetery and ending our four hour tour with a lunch or dinner at Loyd Have Mercy Soul Food Restaurant in Titusville and then bring you back to Kelly Park on Merritt Island.
We will meet at Kelly Park East at 9am and 2pm
1) Kelly Park Meet Up
2) Windover Archeological Site
3) Fort Christmas
4) Moore Cultural Center
5) Loyd Have Mercy Restaurant
6) Kelly Park drop off
Fort Christmas & Windover Archeological Site
The Windover Archeological Site is one of the most important archeological sites in N. America, skeletal remains of 168 persons indicated a highly complex society that is almost 8000 years old.
Fort Christmas is a full scale replica of the original fort that stood a mile away which was built during the Seminole Wars. The fort displays artifacts from the Seminole Wars including weapons clothing and tools, household appliances and other artifacts.
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center
Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette V. Moore were pioneer activists and leaders of the early civil rights movement in the United States, becoming the first martyrs of the movement.On the night of Christmas, December 25, 1951, a bomb planted under the Moore’s bedroom floor exploded. They had celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary earlier that day. Harry died in transit to the hospital and his wife Harriette died from her injuries nine days later, on January 3, 1952. Their murder was the first assassination of an activist to occur during the civil rights movement. The only time a husband and wife were murdered during the history of the campaign.