City Hall Walking Tour | Los Angeles Conservancy
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City Hall Walking Tour

City Hall Walking Tour

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 5:15pm Register
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 5:15pm Register
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 5:15pm Register
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 5:15pm Register
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 5:15pm Register
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 5:15pm Register

One of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles, the 1928 City Hall is a stunning example of Art Deco civic architecture. From the ziggurat-topped tower to the extravagant marble rotunda and elegant Council Chambers, no expense was spared in building this civic monument.

Three architects were involved in designing City Hall: John Parkinson (concept and architectural design), Albert C. Martin, Sr. (structural design), and John C. Austin (working drawings and general administration). Another team designed and created the art and decoration, including Austin Whittlesey (interior design), J. Donald Prouty (tile design), and artists Anthony Heinsbergen, Henry Lion, and Herman Sachs.

Severely damaged by the 1994 Northridge earthquake, City Hall underwent a multi-year $299 million restoration, reopening in 2002.

This 1.5 hour tour explores both the exterior and the interior of this great structure, sharing stories of its history and design. The tour includes a visit to the 27th-floor tower observation deck (subject to availability).

This tour is presented in partnership with Project Restore.

Reservations Required. Meeting information will be provided with your reservation confirmation.

Important Policies:

  • Tour will run rain or shine
  • No refunds.  You can change your reservation to a different Conservancy tour/date if you contact us at at least 24 hours in advance of the tour.
  • No pets.
  • This tour not recommended for young children.
  • Strollers not recommended.
  • If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance by emailing

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.