Hop in one of our Custom Jeep Rubicon’s For a Real Desert Adventure.
Take our Palm Springs Black History Tour, the only tour of its kind in Greater Palm Springs. This tour will introduce you to Black pioneers of our city. It begins on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation Section 14 where African-Americans settled in the 1940’s. We’ll see the works of renowned architect Paul Williams. We’ll learn about land developer and city planner Lawrence Crossley who came here in the 1920s and who reshaped our landscape at a time when those of African descent were forbidden from owning land. We’ll visit the Crossley Corners trailer park, the Dream Homes enclave he designed, and the neighborhood that now bears his name. The tour will conclude at Desert Highland Gateway Estates — Palm Springs’ largest predominantly black neighborhood — where community activists and athletes of worldwide repute have all lived. We’ll see several of our Faith Based Institutions. The tour ends at the James O. Jessie
Unity Center, the centerpiece of the Desert Highland Gateway Community, and the social, cultural, and recreational hub of the area. We also offer a Windmill Tour, Cahuilla Indian Tour, Water in the Desert Tour, San Andreas Fault Tour, and Joshua Tree National Park Tour.
•Our tours feature small private groups of 1-4 people maximum per jeep. This allows us to cater to each individual clients’ interest.
•Departure Location Palm Springs Visitor’s Center 2901 North Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262.
•Tour Duration 2 – 3 hours
• 48-Hours advance notice is required for bookings. To make reservations for tours departing within 48 hours, please call Urban Palm Springs Tours
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