Visitors to the Riverside Arts Market can download a free award-winning podcast walking tour, created by Riverside Avondale Preservation, that guides listeners through a small slice of our large, beautiful and architecturally diverse neighborhood.

The tour begins right at RAM and features some of Riverside’s oldest and most interesting homes—including a haunted house (shown here, circa 1874) that once played host to Mary Todd Lincoln, a grand Jacobethan mansion built for the owner of Maxwell House Coffee, and the erstwhile office of Leonard Skinner, the former coach who gave his name to Jacksonville’s most famous band. The tour lasts one hour and covers rougly two miles, ending within easy walking distance of RAM.

Rochester House

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We’re very grateful to Dr. Richard Grimsley, who has sponsored this walking tour so that all of you can enjoy it for free!