St. Andrews featured on Florida Stories Walking Tours app

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Historic St. Andrews doesn't carry that designation for no reason and now, learning more about the community's past is right at your fingertips.

St. Andrews is now featured on the Florida Stories Walking Tour app which gives users an audio and visual tour around the area.

"There is a lot of people who come and visit and they don't really know their way around," said Panama City resident Brittney Gaff. "I'm really active and so I run the park or walk the park and it would nice to have an idea of where to go and where different places lead to."

Graff can now walk around the St. Andrews district and learn more about the area thanks to the Florida Stories app.

Grant money from the Florida Humanities Council allowed the app to add the district, which features more than 10 cities from Pensacola to Key West.

The free app will use pictures and audio recordings to give visitors historical information about more than a dozen sites in St. Andrews like the Shrimp Boat Restaurant.

With the Florida Stories app, visit places like Oaks by The Bay Park and learn about Old Sentry, a 250-year-old heritage oak tree.

"A lot of people that are interested in history culture and really the evolution of our area to come out and kind of go through the tours," said Jennifer Vigil with Destination Panama City.

According to Vigil, the Florida Stories app will also feature Downtown Panama City in the spring.

The launch party for St. Andrews' addition to the Florida Stories app will be October 6.