Upcoming Tours

Saturday, February 28: Glenwood Art & Architecture (SOLD OUT)

The two-hour tour traces the changing tastes and the varied social and personal motivations reflected in some of Glenwood Cemetery's outstanding monuments, which range from elaborate Victorian obelisks and angels to crisp, modern compositions. Along the way, docents will explain the symbolism and stories behind the monuments and will discuss the lives of Houstonians both famous and forgotten who commissioned them. Sorry, this tour is fully booked, but there is space available on other Glenwood tours this year.

Sunday, March 8: Main Street and Montrose Boulevard

After Rice University and Hermann Park opened in the early 1910s, Houston's South End became an increasingly desirable neighborhood. Our 90-minute guided walking tour includes neighborhood landmarks such as St. Paul's Methodist Church, the former Plaza Apartment Hotel and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as the charming neighborhoods of Chelsea Place, Cotswold Court and Colby Court. Tickets will go on sale at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in front of the Jung Center at 5100 Montrose Boulevard; read more about the tour here.

 

About Architecture Walks

Explore Houston's architecturally and historically significant neighborhoods, buildings and institutions with Preservation Houston's monthly docent-guided walking tours. The tours are generally offered on the second Sunday of the month from January to November; tickets go on sale at 1:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. June through September). Tours are open to the public. The cost is $10 per person ($7 for Preservation Houston members and students), with a $2 discount if you walk, bike or ride public transportation to the tour. Reservations are not required for monthly Architecture Walks unless specifically noted.

We also offer quarterly walking tours of Glenwood Cemetery (reservations are required for Glenwood tours) as well as private tours for groups of nearly any size.

The Architecture Walks Program is supported in part by the Susan Vaughan Foundation and by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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