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New Cultural, Historical Tours Roll Into Downtown Jacksonville

JHill on golf cart
Taylor Johnson
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WJCT News

A new service is offering historical and cultural tours of downtown Jacksonville.

On Friday, founder Sherry JHill narrated from the front seat of a street-legal golf cart the history and culture passing by.

She’s calling these rides Zip Tours.

JHill says today’s tour is the result of a serendipitous meeting during One Spark with the carts’ owner, Bill Guerrant. 

“And within 30 days, we’ve launched a rolling history tour in downtown. And I am just so happy that we were able to put this together,” says JHill.  

Guerrant runs the EZ Event Ride service, which he offers mainly during special events.

The Zip Tours leave every 15 minutes from the southeast corner of Hemming Park.

Now the tour is free, but Zip Tours requests a $10 donation with hopes of expanding.

For more information about Zip Tours and when they’ll be in the downtown area, contact Sherry JHill at info@jaxmuseum.org .        

 

Taylor Johnson has been practicing on-air journalism since the fifth grade, bringing over 10 years of experience to WJCT as a Summer Intern. Growing up in Lakeland, Florida, she followed her passion for production to the University of North Florida where she is currently double majoring in production and journalism. Taylor will graduate with her bachelor's degrees in December.