Sunday, February 8: The Town of Houston
Houston in the late 1830s was a boomtown. The capital of the Republic of Texas was also the young country's newest city and a magnet for immigrants from the United States and abroad. All of the earliest homes and public buildings built by those first Houstonians have been lost to age, development, fires and natural disasters, but there are still reminders of the early city if you know where to look — and on February 8, Preservation Houston's docent-led walking tour will point them out.
Saturday, February 28: Glenwood Art & Architecture
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. Advance ticket purchase is required for this tour; you can buy your tickets online 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.