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University of Houston Architecture Walk

  • University of Houston 3501 Cullen Boulevard Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)

"Houston's University" was founded in 1927 as a night school meeting in borrowed rooms, but it quickly grew into a four-year university and is now a major urban research institution. Our 90-minute docent-guided tour of the UH campus traces the university's history and the people who made the school what it is today, including oilman Hugh Roy Cullen, its great benefactor.

Please note that this is an exterior tour only. The tour will not go inside any buildings.

Tickets will go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016, in the park next to the Fine Arts Building on the University of Houston campus (use UH Entrance 16 off Cullen Boulevard). Admission is $10 for the general public ($7 for Preservation Houston members and students with valid ID). Those who walk, ride a bike or use public transit to get to the tour will receive a $2 discount. Children 11 years old and under are admitted free. Tickets may be charged to Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. The last tour group will leave just after 6 p.m. Advance reservations are not required for this tour.

Free parking is available in UH Lot 16B. Turn into UH Entrance 16 from Cullen Boulevard just south of Elgin, then turn left at the stop sign to enter Lot 16B.