Ongoing: Downtown Walking Tours
East Tour - West Tour - Washington Avenue Tour
Every Saturday April through October, 10:00am to Noon. Rain or shine.
Explore the fascinating history, culture and architectural legacy of Downtown St. Louis with a pleasant two-hour stroll led by experienced volunteer guides from Landmarks Association of St. Louis.
From the founding of the city through its modern redevelopment, our tours cover many well known landmarks, hidden gems, and insights into the events that shaped the city
Choose from three tours – East, West or Washington Avenue.
No reservations are required - simply select the tour of your choice and come to the starting point any Saturday April through October by 10:00 AM. $10 per adult and
free for children 12 and under, cash only please.
Tours last two hours and are held rain or shine. Expect to walk approximately 2 miles at a moderate pace. Tours are open to individuals or groups of up to 9 people.
East Tour – Heart of Downtown
Explore the architectural legacy of the heart of the city. From the bustling riverfront of the French-American entrepreneurs to the skyscrapers of the 20th century, you’ll
find famous architectural and engineering marvels.
Highlights: Old Courthouse, Old Cathedral, Gateway Arch, Eads Bridge, Old Post Office, Wainwright Building, Philip Johnson-designed office building, City Garden.
East Tour begins outside the 4th Street entrance of The Old Courthouse, 11 South 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 (opposite Luther Ely Smith Square.) Many parking garages
are nearby, and there is a MetroLink stop nearby at either 8th and Pine, or the Stadium stop. For transit information visit http://www.metrostlouis.org
West Tour – Downtown Beyond the Arch
St. Louis’ grandest public buildings are testament to the ambitions of the City during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Explore their history, architectural significance and
how they changed the area from residential to monumental.
Highlights: Union Station, Peabody Opera House, City Hall, Soldiers Memorial, Central Library, Campbell House Museum.
West Tour begins outside the main entrance to the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. A parking lot is available behind the hotel, or use
Washington Ave Tour - 3rd to 18th Streets
From legendary garment district to edgy fashion, technology, loft and entertainment hub, St. Louis’ most intact historic streetscape tells an amazing story of survival, ingenuity and
adaptive reuse. And it’s the trendiest street in town!
Highlights: 555 Washington Avenue, National Blues Museum, International Shoe Company, City Museum, birthplace of Saint Louis University and Washington University campuses.
Washington Ave Tour begins outside the entrance to TIGIN Irish Pub in the Hampton Inn at the Arch, 333 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102. A parking lot is available just to
the east of the hotel in Laclede’s Landing, and there are nearby MetroLink stops at Convention Center and Laclede’s Landing/the Arch. For transit information visit http://www.metrostlouis.org
Whether you live nearby or are visiting St. Louis for the first time, Downtown Architectural Walking Tours are the perfect way to learn more about history and architecture, and gain a deeper understanding
Call for Volunteers - We are seeking volunteers who want to help us showcase the architecture and history of Downtown
St. Louis. We are looking for the following:
· Tour guides - no experience necessary
· Graphic designers - for print and electronic material
· Marketing people - help grow our program
· Tech savvy individuals - for website updates and social media