Beginning at the recently-completed Main Street Garden and its perfect view of a time capsule of some of Dallas’ most important buildings, your trained tour guide will lead you on a walk and discussion of a variety of architectural icons, including the Adolphus Hotel, the Magnolia Building, the Statler Hilton, and the Wilson Building. Along the way, you’ll take a look at examples of Beaux Art, Art Deco, Post-Modernist, Renaissance Revival and Victorian design…and how they were adapted specifically for a rapidly-growing metropolis. Additionally, you’ll hear about some of the institutions, individuals and visionaries who made it all happen.

Tours are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Main Street Garden (Main Street and St. Paul).  The tour lasts approximately two hours and is held rain or shine.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for AIA Dallas members, and $5 for seniors and student.

Reservations and payment must be made in advance.  Due to the necessity of scheduling docents, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate walk-ups.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the tour time in order to receive a refund.