About Our Walking Tours | Los Angeles Conservancy
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About Our Walking Tours

Look below for important information about our walking tour program. If you have any questions relating to a walking tour please email us at info@laconservancy.org or call (213) 623-2489.

More information about each individual tour can be found by clicking on the name of the tour to the right. 

Who Gives the Walking Tours?

Tours are primarily led by Los Angeles Conservancy trained volunteer docents. 

Who are the Los Angeles Conservancy Docents?

Los Angeles Conservancy docents are a group of highly trained individuals, passionate about sharing their love of  Los Angeles, history, architecture, and preservation with others. Docents come to the Conservancy with unique backgrounds and experiences, but they all have the same goal—to share the story of Los Angeles’ places with others, and to inspire a love for its historic buildings.

Docent Training

All docents are volunteers who dedicate their time, energy, and knowledge to serve as the face of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Walking Tour Program. Each docent undergoes a rigorous six-week training course that consists of in class and on the street training. Docents learn about architectural styles, the history of downtown and its diverse communities, and about preservation and the work of the Los Angeles Conservancy. They learn one to two different walking tours using scripts created by Conservancy staff, and train under fellow Conservancy tour guides. Educational and safety workshops are held throughout the year that enable docents to continue their training and to ensure the high standards of Conservancy walking tours are met.

For information about becoming a Los Angeles Conservancy docent please visit our volunteers page

Some (Not All) Reservations Required

Advanced reservation and payment is required for the following tours: Angelino Heights, Broadway, Millennium Biltmore Hotel, and Union Station

We do not require advance registration for: Art Deco and Historic Downtown.  See the Getting There tab on those tour pages for meeting location and other important information.  Note that on occasions when a tour reaches capacity due to higher-than-usual demand, ticketholders get priority and we may not be able to accommodate all walk-ins. Note also that we DO require advance notification and reservations for wheelchair guests on our Historic Downtown tour. 

Prices and Policies

Tours cost $10 for Los Angeles Conservancy members and youth seventeen and under; $15 for the general public.

Conservancy members can make four adult reservations at the member rate per tour.

All sales are final -- no refunds. You may change the date of your reservation if you contact us at least 24 hours before the tour date on your original reservation.

Please, no strollers or pets.

For groups of twelve or more people, please see our information about group tours.

To register for a walking tour, you'll need to log in or create an account on our website. It's quick and easy, and it will make future visits to the site more convenient. Learn more or register now.

Registration typically closes 2 hours before the tour. Please see Key Information for each tour to see if the tour accepts walk-ins (and if so, see Getting There for meeting location info).

Responsibility and Release

All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknown, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in Walking Tours.