ArCH Walking/Bicycle Tours

Saturdays (10am) & Thursdays (6pm), October thru May

Reservations are recommended but not required for walking tours. Reservations are required for 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. 


$10 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.

Funding Provided By

Buffalo Bayou Walking Tour



Explore the city from a vantage point most people don't see: the waterway that gave Houston life and has been its backbone for 182 years. Architecture Center Houston (ArCH), with the cooperation of Buffalo Bayou Partnership, invite you to a stroll along Buffalo Bayou Parkway for an overview of downtown Houston's history and architecture from its beginnings in 1836 to the efforts to revitalize the central city today. The tour showcases the innovative bayou reclamation efforts of the City of Houston, Harris County, and Buffalo Bayou Partnership, while topically discussing history and preservation, contemporary architecture, the bayou, and adjacent parkland.

Meets outside the furture home of the Architecture Center Houston at 902 Commerce Street.


Street, lot and garage parking are available in the area.
Parking fees are not included in registration.

$5 for Bayou Buddies members too!

Buffalo Bayou Partnership is the non-profit transforming and revitalizing Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource.  BBP spearheads award-winning projects such as Buffalo Bayou Park, protects land for future parks, constructs hike and bike trails, and operates comprehensive clean-up and maintenance programs.  The organization also seeks ways to activate Buffalo Bayou through pedestrian, boating and biking amenities; volunteer activities; permanent and temporary art installations; and wide-ranging tours and events that attract thousands.  For more information, visit www.buffalobayou.org.