Architecture Walking Tours

This is the registration page for our public architecture walking tours.

We also offer private tours for groups. For availability and pricing, please e-mail us at info@DallasCFA.com.

(Scroll down for Main Street District and West End District tour registration)

DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR

Presented in partnership with the Dallas Arts District, our 90-minute Dallas Arts District architecture walking tour is led by a trained tour guide and will examine buildings from the 1890's to the present day. You will explore the architectural detail of the District as well as the institutions, individuals and visionaries who are a part of this fascinating story.

Tours are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the ceremonial entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art (Flora and Harwood). The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is held rain or shine.

Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Due to the necessity of scheduling docents, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate walk-ups.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the tour time in order to receive a refund.

Pricing

  • $10 for adults
  • $8 for Dallas Arts District and AIA Dallas members
  • $5 for seniors 65 and over and students with valid ID
  • Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult

Select a price and tour date then click "Add to Cart". A new window will open with your PayPal cart, which will be updated automatically if you come back here and make any other additions to your registration.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE SEPARATE CONFIRMATION FROM DCFA. YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT SERVES AS YOUR TOUR CONFIRMATION. YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A LIST WITH THE TOUR GUIDE AT YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR.

Price
Tour Date
Number Attending

Children Under 12

Please notify us in the "Special Instructions" section when you check out how many children will be attending, if any.

MAIN STREET DISTRICT ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR

Beginning at the recently-completed Main Street Garden and its perfect view of a time capsule of some of Dallas' most important buildings, your trained tour guide will lead you on a walk and discussion of a variety of architectural icons, including the Adolphus Hotel, the Magnolia Building, the Statler Hilton, and the Wilson Building. Along the way, you'll take a look at examples of Beaux Art, Art Deco, Post-Modernist, Renaissance Revival and Victorian designs and how they were adapted specifically for a rapidly-growing metropolis. Additionally, you'll hear about some of the institutions, individuals and visionaries who made it all happen.

Tours are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Main Street Garden (Main Street and St. Paul). The tour lasts approximately two hours and is held rain or shine.

Pricing

  • $10 for adults
  • $8 for AIA Dallas members
  • $5 for seniors 65 and over and students with valid ID
  • Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult

Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Due to the necessity of scheduling docents, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate walk-ups.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the tour time in order to receive a refund.

Select a price and tour date then click "Add to Cart". A new window will open with your PayPal cart, which will be updated automatically if you come back here to make any other additions to your registration.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE SEPARATE CONFIRMATION FROM DCFA. YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT SERVES AS YOUR TOUR CONFIRMATION. YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A LIST WITH THE TOUR GUIDE AT YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR.

Price
Tour Date
Number Attending

Children Under 12

Please notify us in the "Special Instructions" section when you check out how many children will be attending, if any.

WEST END DISTRICT WALKING TOUR

The West End of downtown Dallas has a rich architectural and cultural history. The birthplace of Dallas, it encompasses the earliest plots of land settled by John Neely Bryan and others beginning in the 1840's. With the arrival of the railroads in 1872, it became the center of a new and important commercial center-¬Ěthe warehouses that remain to this day hearken back to that time. Today, it serves as a juxtaposition of past and present-it is still the center of county government, but with important architectural reminders of important times in Dallas' past, including the tragic events of November 22, 1963. Join us as we examine these important buildings and put them in the larger context of architectural development in our own city and beyond.

Tours are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Elm and Market Streets adjacent to Founders Plaza. The tour lasts approximately two hours and is held rain or shine.

Pricing

  • $10 for adults
  • $8 for AIA Dallas members
  • $5 for seniors 65 and over and students with valid ID
  • Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult

Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Due to the necessity of scheduling docents, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate walk-ups.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the tour time in order to receive a refund.

Select a price and tour date then click "Add to Cart". A new window will open with your PayPal cart, which will be updated automatically if you come back here to make any other additions to your registration.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE SEPARATE CONFIRMATION FROM DCFA. YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT SERVES AS YOUR TOUR CONFIRMATION. YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A LIST WITH THE TOUR GUIDE AT YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR.

Price
Tour Date
Number Attending

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