Landmarks Downtown St. Louis Walking Tours

Explore the fascinating history, culture and architectural legacy of Downtown St. Louis - from the city's founding through its current development. Your experienced guides will discuss famous landmarks as well as hidden gems, stunning architectural details and the art of historic preservation.

The East and West Tours take place every Saturday and the Washington Avenue Tour is held the first and third Saturday of each month from April through October. All of the tours start at 10 AM. 

Tours last 2 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 1 to 9 people. For groups of 10 or more, please contact us.

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EAST TOUR

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. The east tour starts on the east-side steps of the Old Courtouse at 11 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102.

 

HIGHLIGHTS: Old Courthouse | Old Cathedral | Gateway Arch | Eads Bridge | Old Post Office | Wainwright Building | Philip Johnson designed office building

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WEST TOUR

St. Louis' grandest public buildings are a testament to the city's ambitions during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Explore their history, architectural significance and how they changed the area from blighted to monumental. The West tour starts at the main entrance of Union Station at 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

 

HIGHLIGHTS: Union Station | Peabody Opera House | City Hall | Central Library | Campbell House Museum | Soldiers Memorial