The Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail commemorates the life and times of a world-renown Harlem Renaissance author, anthropologist, storyteller and dramatist, primarily when she lived in Fort Pierce, during the final years of her life.
Three large kiosks, eight trail markers and a recently-added exhibit and visitor information center capture Zora memories in Fort Pierce and chronicle her travels through Florida and the Caribbean.
Zora was a fascinating and complex figure in American History. While she is most often regarded as a seminal figure in African American culture, her achievements and experiences are more than worthy of study by all Americans, indeed by all people, everywhere.
The Trail kiosks are 3 feet high by 3 feet wide, printed in full color on front and back, with different information on each side, including maps of Hurston's travels through Florida and the Dust Tracks Heritage Trail.
The Trail markers are 3 feet high by 2 feet wide, printed in full color on one side only. The Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail was officially dedicated on March 12, 2004.
1st Kiosk - Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library - 3008 Avenue D
2nd Kiosk - Lincoln Park Main Street -1234 Avenue D
3rd Kiosk - Seven Gables House - 482 Indian River Drive
Marker # 1. Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library - 3008 Avenue D
Marker # 2. Lincoln Park Academy - 1806 Avenue I
Marker # 3. Zora Neale Hurston House - 1734 Avenue L
Marker # 4. Garden of Heavenly Rest Gravesite- 17th Street and Avenue S
Marker # 5. Former Headquarters of the Fort Pierce Chronicle - 1529 Avenue D
Marker # 6. Means Court School - 532 North 13th Street
Marker # 7. Sarah's Memorial Chapel(formerly Peek Funeral Home) - 728 Avenue D
Marker # 8. Fort Pierce Main Street Headquarters(formerly the studio of A.E. "Bean" Backus) - 122 Backus Avenue
Agape Senior Recreation Center
809 North 9th Street
(Former Welfare Home - where Zora died in 1960 after suffering a stroke)
You can take a "virtual" tour of the Dust Tracks Heritage Trail by following the links above. Please keep in mind that the "virtual" markers include only some of the information featured on the real markers. Visit beautiful Fort Pierce to experience the complete markers and kiosks in their context and settings.