Tourism is an important part of Miami's economy. One neighbourhood in particular, Overtown, has become a tourist destination by attracting visitors interested in its history.
Overtown was once a popular residential neighbourhood with tree-lined streets lined with Spanish-style houses and grand churches. It was the heart of African-American culture in Miami. However, as time went on, Overtown began to suffer from urban decay and crime.
Today, many want to see the area thrive again and revive it as a major tourist destination for visitors interested in its rich history.
And indeed, today it is already a charming area to visit and has much to offer tourists coming to Miami. To make sure you don't miss out on any of the details of your visit, as always, we recommend that you have a professional guide like the Free Tours of Overtown that we offer here at GuruWalk.
Miami is a city with a diverse culture, which can be seen in Art Deco buildings, Cuban cafes and pastel-coloured neighbourhoods.
If you are visiting Miami for the first time, be sure to explore the culture of Overtown. The idea of 'Overtown' was created in 1887 when it became Miami's first suburb. There are many historic sites to see in the area, including the final resting place of some of America's most famous black pioneers.
Overtown has many museums and cultural centres that have been established by local residents so that people can learn about their heritage and history.
One of the museums to visit is called The Historic Black Archives, which has over 8,000 square feet of exhibits that focus on African American history and culture.
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