ArCH Walking/Bicycle Tours

Saturdays 10am - 12pm, October thru May

Reservations are required for walking and bicycle tours. Limited attendees per tour. Tours depart promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive early to allow time for check-in and parking. Weather permitting. Tours will take place in moderate rain. Pets are strongly discouraged and are not allowed inside buildings on tours.

$15 General Admission
$5 for AIA Houston members
$5 for architecture students with current ID

Credit card payments accepted online with advance registration. For more information contact jennifer@aiahouston.org or call 713.520.0155.

We are resuming our ArCH Walking Tours and we welcome you to join us!

ArCH WALKING TOURS

The safety of Architecture Center Houston’s visitors, volunteers and staff is our top priority. For the safety of our guests, ArCH docent-led walking tours are limited to a maximum of six attendees to allow for appropriate social distancing. All tour attendees are required to wear face coverings over both their mouth and nose at all times. BE ADVISED: Docents may choose not to wear a mask while speaking.

To ensure a touchless experience, tours tickets must be purchased in advance through the ArCH website. Unfortunately, walk-up attendees without reservations cannot be accommodated at this time.

Tour attendees may carry their own hand sanitizer to further adhere to the guidelines of public health officials regarding frequent hand sanitizing and thorough hand washing.

If you suspect that you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or may be experiencing symptoms of an infection, please err on the side of caution and DO NOT attend the tour. We will happily offer you a raincheck for a future tour.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is extremely contagious that can lead to severe illness or death. Tour attendees personally and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. By confirming your reservation for any ArCH walking tour you acknowledge and accept that risk and agree to the following Safety Protocols:

  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance of the tour.

  • ​Face masks must be worn by all visitors above the age of two.

  • Social distancing must be respected at all times.

  • Visitors are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.

  • Attendees may be asked to leave the tour at any time if staff or docents suspect that they are ill or have been exposed to the virus. Rainchecks will be offered for a future tour.

  • By purchasing a ticket, you agree to all of the precautions listed above.



Neighborhood walking tours explore the architecture, design and history of Houston's urban landscape. Each two hour tour is led by an enthusiastic ArCH trained docent. Tours take place Saturday mornings at 10 AM, October through May. Detailed descriptions of each tour are linked through the menu at the base of the banner image on this page.  A complete listing of our tours & public programs can be viewed in our online calendar.

We also offer special group tours for corporations, community groups, students, and conferences. If you are interested in a special group tour, would like to be added to our mailing list, or have any other questions, please contact Jennifer Ward, jennifer@aiahouston.org or 713-520-0155.

Please contact Jennifer Ward at 713-520-0155 or jennifer@aiahouston.org if you would like to learn more about becoming a ArCH Walking or Bicycle Tour Docent. 

All 11 self-guided tours are available for free through the Apple App Store and Android Market. Explore the different Houston neighborhood, its architectural highlights and history.