Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Never taken one of our tours? Our Historic Downtown walking tour offers a great overview of downtown L.A. history and architecture, from the eighteenth century to the present.
Discover—or rediscover—the area’s unique character as you visit the areas surrounding Pershing Square, the heart of downtown. Learn about the founding of this great city, and the story of its growth, as told through its magnificent architecture.
Note: The Historic Downtown tour itinerary now includes a ride aboard the historic funicular Angels Flight. The cost to ride aboard Angels Flight is included in the cost of your tour. Tour-goers who choose not to ride Angels Flight may use a staircase that parallels the funicular's route (but there is no fare refund). Angels Flight is wheelchair accessible, however a 24-hour advance notice is required. We cannot accept guests in wheelchairs without prior reservations.
Walk-ins Accepted (subject to availability)
Please have exact change (cash or check, no credit cards) and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour time. Groups of 5 or more are strongly encouraged to have advance reservations. Please note that if the tour reaches capacity, patrons with paid reservations have priority.
If you have an informal group, like a Meet Up, and are planning on designating a tour to come to, please let us know by emailing email@example.com or calling (213) 623-2489, so that we can have enough docents available.
Pershing Square, located at Olive Street and Sixthth Street in downtown Los Angeles. Tours meet in the center of the park near the mini-groves of Orange trees.
$7 in the underground Pershing Square Garage, located at Olive Street and 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Red Line to Pershing Square Station. Follow the signs to Pershing Square exit, then cross the street to the park. For details, visit metro.net.
- Tour will run rain or shine.
- No refunds. You can change your reservation date if you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
- No pets.
- This tour is 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 email@example.com.