Find out why Ocala is called the Brick City, who had the first elevator, where the artist of the famous Coppertone baby ad lived and more!
Our unique town offers gorgeous natural springs, hiking and mountain biking trails, an elegant horse country and at the center of it all… a beautiful Downtown Ocala with a rich history full of stories. We invite you to explore this history through our self-guided mobile walking tour traveling through the Downtown nestled in North Central Florida.
Immerse yourself in more than 100 years of history while exploring Downtown. The best part, you can grab a bite, sip and shop at many of the historical stops along the way! See our Downtown Dining Guide for a list of places to eat and drink .
Click each tour stop below for historical information.
A project brought to you by Ocala Main Street and sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources and the State of Florida
A big thank you to the City of Ocala for their support and the Historic Ocala Preservation Society for helping collect all the information!
You may also participate by downloading the “OnCell “App on your device. Open the App Once you are Downtown , click the marker in the top right corner and see all the nearby locations.