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Our mission is to promote Fort Pierce as the premier destination in Florida. For EVERYONE.

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About Fort Pierce

Also known as the Sunrise City, Fort Pierce, part of the Treasure Coast is situated on the Indian River. As one of the oldest cities in Florida, the fort (1838–42), built during the Seminole Wars, was named for Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin K. Pierce (brother of President Franklin Pierce), who commanded a detachment. Permanent settlement began around the fort site in the 1860s, and the small fishing village of Edgartown and an oyster cannery were also established. In 1901 these entities were incorporated as the City of Fort Pierce. Pineapple growing was an early factor in the city’s economic growth that was later replaced by citrus farming.

Over time, Fort Pierce has maintained it's charm.  In 2005, Fort Pierce was awarded the City of Excellence Award by the florida League of Cities for overall excellence in city government. in 2010, Mainstreet Fort Pierce received the Great American Main Street Award from teh National Trust for Historic Preservation in downtown. Fort Pierce is a wonderful place to live, visit and explore. 

Fort Pierce Authentic Tours Mission

Fort Pierce Authentic Tours (FPAT) is a collective of forward-thinking Fort Pierce businesses coming together to promote the unique eco, agri, nature, nautical and cultural heritage experiences Fort Pierce has to offer.

We aim to grow the capacity and sustainability of small locally-owned and operated tourism businesses in and around the City of Fort Pierce that contribute to conservation and ecological preservation and to serve as a model for other like initiatives by disseminating tools that influence the broader tourism industry towards greater ecological sustainability and preservation of our cultural heritage.

Our Members

FPAT members care a lot about where they live and work. They care passionately about keeping Fort Pierce un-spoilt by tourism. And, they want you to have a remarkable experience so you return with your friends and family.
No matter the type of tourism experience – you name it, when you visit Fort Pierce, you’ll get much more than a brief stay somewhere. You’ll get a real connection with the people, the landscape, the culture, food and the environment that make up Real Florida.

FPAT members are committed to ensuring our tourism activities are conducted in a responsible, ecological-friendly way and are always designed to minimize the negative impact on our precious environment, while they strengthen cultural and provide positive experiences for both our visitors and tourism operators.

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