A Coastal, Small Town Destination


Discover Downtown Fort Pierce, a small seaside town filled with history, art, period architecture, delicious dining, fun, uncrowded beaches and one-of-a-kind Florida charm. The historic waterfront downtown affords visitors and residents many opportunities for shopping, dining, great fishing and a range of entertainment and activities from farmers markets to festivals and so much more. The main street of Downtown has been voted as the Most Idyllic and Historic Main Street & No. 1 Best Small Town Main Street in America.

A Blend of History & Hometown

Out of the 14 places & districts on the National Register of Historic Places, 7 of them are located in downtown Fort Pierce. Old City Hall is one of Fort Pierce’s historic buildings that can still be visited. Built in 1925, the structure was remodeled in 1995 and can now be rented for functions and events. The P. P. Cobb Building was once the town’s general store in the late 1800s and is a now trendy coffeeshop that sells crepes and delicious beverages while retaining the historic Old Florida atmosphere. Other historic places worth checking out include:


  • The Arcade Building
  • The Boston House
  • Sunrise Theatre
  • Moore’s Creek Bridge
  • Old Fort Park
Downtown Fort Pierce: A Coastal, Small Town Destination

The Arcade Building

Downtown Fort Pierce: A Coastal, Small Town Destination

The Boston House

Art Abounds

Downtown Fort Pierce: A Coastal, Small Town Destination

Sunrise City mural located on Backus Avenue 

From the art galleries lining the streets, to vibrant murals around each corner & the monthly Art Walk downtown Fort Pierce stays alive with artists, creativity & color.

Nestled along 2nd Street, is the beautifully restored historic Sunrise Theatre. It first opened in 1902, and today the acts include traveling broadway musicals, concerts by award winning artists, hilarious comedic acts and more.

A Thriving Dining Scene

One thing that continues to bring visitors back to downtown is the delicious and growing dining scene. Whether you’re seeking out a yummy breakfast or brunch, lunch along the water or a signature Fort Pierce seafood supper – downtown has it all.

See Fort Pierce dining options here.

Downtown Fort Pierce: A Coastal, Small Town Destination

Pickled, Fort Pierce. 

Unique Entertainment

Looking for a unique entertaining outing with friends or family? Check out Hard Axe Lounge where you can compete at axe throwing!

Craft brew lovers, wine connoisseurs, or those looking for a fun night out on the town will love it here with ample opportunities for the perfect cocktail, wine or beer. Explore the entire region filled with locally crafted beer, wine and cider on the Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail.  

Friendly local business owners and artists operate unique boutiques, art galleries & decor stores offering the perfect gift, souvenir, or treasure to take home with you.

Downtown Fort Pierce: A Coastal, Small Town Destination

Craft Beer at Sailfish Brewery Co.

Downtown Fort Pierce: A Coastal, Small Town Destination

If you love unique small towns with character, allure & genuine Florida hospitality, Downtown Fort Pierce is a destination worth stopping for. For a list of places to stay near downtown, overnight accommodations are available in Fort Pierce or on nearby Hutchinson Island.