Saturdays (10am) & Thursdays (6pm), September 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.
$5 for AIA Houston members
$5 for architecture students with current ID
Cash and check only at the tour. Credit card payments accepted online with advance registration. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.520.0155.
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Rock Building Stones: Downtown Geology & Materials Tour
This architectural and geological walking tour of downtown goes beyond the typical architectural focus to include the provenance and geology of the buildings' materials. These sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks have come from all over the world and now call Houston home. The tour is inspired by similar walks in Europe and adapted from the Houston Geological Society’s 1995 tour, Houston Building Stones.
Meet at the SE corner of Austin and McKinney Streets, near the McKinney Street entrance to MKTBar @ Phoenecia. Discovery Green garage, surface lots and metered street parking are available in the area. Parking fees are not included with registration.