Nestled along Tampa’s Riverwalk, the Historical Monument Trail of beautiful bronze and marble busts and monuments will tell the story of many noteworthy people and the significant events that have shaped the history of Tampa and Hillsborough County. It will be many things: an educational tool for children and adults, for visitors and residents alike; a commemoration of our ancestors that have contributed so much to our life and culture today; and an inspiration to our entire community.

To make the Historic Monument Trail a reality, The Friends of the Riverwalk, in collaboration with the Tampa Bay History Center, established an esteemed group of local honorees and experts to designate  Tampa’s ancestors. The six honorees were designated in both 2012 and 2013, with six more in Fall 2014.

Significant thanks to  Hillsborough County, Beck Group, Bright House Networks, 2012 Republican National Convention Host Committee, Steven A. Anderson and the families of all the honorees.

Please submit your historically significant events and people here.