Sunday, April 12: 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.
Saturday, May 23: The Women of Glenwood
Historic Glenwood Cemetery is known for its beauty, but the stories of the people buried there are just as compelling — especially Glenwood's women, whose legacies range from the suffrage movement to the silver screen. This tour tells the stories of some of those fascinating women and their impacts locally and nationally. Among the featured subjects are Charlotte Allen, the wife of Houston co-founder Augustus Allen; suffragists Annette Finnigan and Florence Sterling; publisher and stateswoman Oveta Culp Hobby, who led the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II; and movie star Gene Tierney. Advance ticket purchase is required for this tour; book your tickets online now.
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.