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A letter from the owner


I’m Gina Taylor, the founder and owner of True Tours. Our walking tours of the historic river district of Fort Myers and of Matlacha Island have won 2015-2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards and been named by USA Today one of the TOP TEN ATTRACTIONS in Lee County.

I started True Tours in 2010 for basically two reasons: to help preserve the fascinating history of Ft. Myers, and to help revitalize the historic river district by providing another draw to the area.

As the first director of the historic Murphy-Burroughs Home, former director of the Southwest Florida Museum of History, a founding member and vice president of the Lee County Trust for Historic Preservation, a Board member of the River District Alliance and of the Matlacha Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Southwest Florida Attractions Association, I have a passion for preserving history and historical landmarks. I cannot imagine a better way to do that than to give people an appreciation for the amazing history of this town.

The narratives of our history are fun, and sometimes moving, but always history-rich, and you can count on the accuracy of our history because the facts we relate are documented by professional historians. And I have to say that, judging by the popularity of these tours, people seem to have a thirst for history, perhaps today more than ever before.

I hope you, your friends, family, and winter guests will join us soon for one of our award-winning True Tours in Fort Myers, FL.