Student Walking Tour Options | Los Angeles Conservancy

Student Walking Tour Options

Historic Downtown

Recommended for grades 3rd-12th

A great introduction to the architecture and history of Los Angeles, featuring some of L.A.’s best-loved landmarks. Primarily outdoors on public streets, this moderate walking tour covers about six blocks and includes some steps and hills. The tour begins at Pershing Square and ends at the Bradbury Building/Biddy Mason Park, across the street from the Grand Central Market. The tour route features a ride on Angels Flight. The fare is included in the tour cost.  If you would not like to take Angels Flight, you may use a parallel staircase instead (however, there is no fare refund). Please indicate this information in the special requests section. Although Angels Flight is wheelchair accessible we do require 24-hour advance notice for wheelchair guests.       

Union Station

Highly recommended for younger students (3rd through 5th grade) but available for older youth (6th-12th)

An entertaining mix of architectural, cultural, and transportation history, exploring America's last great train station built at the end of the golden age of rail travel. Primarily indoors, this walking tour consists of the equivalent of about six blocks of easy walking, with some ramps but no steps or hills. The tour begins and ends near the Information Desk inside the Terminal near the Alameda Street entrance. Historic Olvera Street (not included in the tour) is one block from Union Station.  

Still have questions? Please contact our Education Specialist, Sana Ahmed, at sahmed@laconservancy.org who will be able to assist you in choosing an appropriate tour for your group.