Austin Historic Walking ToursFree: All time

RESERVATION REQUIRED. The South entrance of the Capitol building serves as the departure point for two free guided-walking tours of downtown that help history buffs explore Austin’s past. The 10-block Congress Avenue and nine-block Sixth Street (Pecan Street) National Register Districts interweave modern skyscrapers with 19th century buildings such as the Old Bakery (1876), Millett Opera House (1878), Driskill Hotel (1886), Walter Tips Building (1876) and Robinson-Rosner Building (1856). Historic structures such as St. Mary’s Cathedral (1874) and St. David’s Church (1854) reflect Old World architecture. If you need to make or cancel a reservation, please contact the Austin Visitor Center at 512-478-0098 or 866-GO-AUSTIN as far in advance as possible (preferably a 48-hour notice.)

Address: 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Opening hours: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 9am; Sun 11am  & 1pm
Direction: Bus 10
Phone: +1 512-478-0098 or +1 866-GO-AUSTIN

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Contributor: Troy Wong