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Things happening in our area

The Bonita Springs Historical Society holds a variety of events throughout the year to bring people together and promote our mission of protecting and preserving our rich local history. From fun fundraisers to educational history tours, there’s something for everyone. 

Past history Tours

2022-2023 History tours

Explore our past history tours. 2023-2024 history tours and dates are yet to be announced.

CRUISIN’ DOWN THE RIVER: November 19, 2022 & February 4 & April 22, 2023

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DOWNTOWN LANDMARKS: January 7 & February 18 & May 27, 2023

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PLACES OF WONDERMENT: January 21 & April 8, 2023

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BONITA LOVERS WALK: Valentine's Day, February 14, 2023


HOW BONITA GOT ITS NAME: March 4 & May 13, 2023


LAND OF THE CALUSA: March 18, 2023

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We greatly thank the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau for grant funds to help promote this downtown cultural activity!

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Custom & Group Tours

We’ll bring history to your group, friends, or business associates with creative custom events. Use the Contact us button below to contact us about inquiries. 

Downtown bicycle tours

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Trolley tours

Picnic site tours

Imperial River paddle history tour

History presentations at your location or ours

Tea time at the McSwain Home & Gardens

Join us at the McSwain home for an afternoon of tea, conversation, and camaraderie at our social tea events! Sip on delicious blends of tea while making new friends, catching up with old ones and learning about our local history. Indulge in a variety of savory and sweet treats, and enjoy the ambiance of our elegant and historic venue.


Private events

We are delighted to open our historic McSwain Home doors to you and your friends or colleagues for a private tea social or corporate event. Learn, socialize, and have a great time.

Event types

Custom socials, tours & teas for private groups may be arranged at the historic McSwain House.

Navigate through the different options using the tabs above. 

Private Gatherings

Experience the charm and elegance of a traditional tea social hosted by the Bonita Springs Historical Society. Enjoy delicious tea and treats while surrounded by the historical ambiance of the McSwain Home, or host the event at a location of your choice for a unique and unforgettable experience.

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