Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Walking Tours

 

Los Angeles is like no other city. The Conservancy's Walking Tour Program explores the history and heart of our amazing city through interpretation of L.A.'s unique architectural resources. Since 1980, the Los Angeles Conservancy has introduced countless Angelenos to the rich history and culture that downtown's architecture has to offer.

Our regularly scheduled walking tours, led by skilled volunteer docents, focus on the architecture of Los Angeles' historic downtown. Click the name of the tour at right or below for more information.

Angelino Heights, First Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.

The Angelino Heights tour explores the architecture and history of this charming Victorian neighborhood east of Echo Park and south of Dodger Stadium.

Art Deco, Every Saturday, 10 a.m.

The Art Deco tour is an in-depth look at the history, materials, and style of Art Deco architecture popular in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s.

Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District, Every Saturday, 10 a.m.

The Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District tour explores the social, cinematic, and architectural history of this unique street.

Downtown Renaissance, Every Saturday, 10 a.m.

Explore the former financial heart of the city, an area of Spring Street and Main Street that has a rich past and a vibrant future.

Historic Downtown, Every Saturday, 10 a.m.

The Historic Downtown tour provides an overview of the historical and cultural landmarks of downtown Los Angeles.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Every Sunday, 2 p.m.

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel tour explores the architecture and rich history of this magnificent hotel, known in its early days as “The Host of the Coast.”

Modern Skyline, Every Saturday, 2 p.m.

Hear fascinating stories of downtown's transformation, visit public plazas hidden in plain sight, and see how the old and the new blend into a unique urban landscape.

Union Station, Every Saturday, 10 a.m.

The Union Station tour covers architecture, art, culture, and social history as it celebrates one of the great landmarks of Los Angeles, the 1939 Union Station.

Group Walking Tours

Arrange a private walking tour for your group.

Youth and Family Tours

Arrange a special tour for children and families.

Major funding for the Los Angeles Conservancy’s programs is provided by the LaFetra Foundation and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.

Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

This Victorian neighborhood east of Echo Park is rich in history and architecture and was L.A.'s first Historic Preservation Overlay Zone.

Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

An in-depth look at the history, materials, and style of Art Deco architecture popular in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s.

Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Explore the social, cinematic, and architectural history of this unique street.

Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

The former financial heart of the city, Spring and Main Streets have a rich past and a vibrant future.

Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

The Historic Downtown tour provides an overview of the historical and cultural landmarks of downtown Los Angeles.

Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Learn about the architecture and rich history of this magnificent hotel, known in its early days as “The Host of the Coast.”

Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

See how old and new landmarks blend together, discover public art and plazas, and learn how city centers evolve in this fascinating journey through downtown L.A.

Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

The Union Station tour covers architecture, art, culture, and social history as it celebrates one of the great landmarks of Los Angeles, the 1939 Union Station.