The Preservation Research Office is pleased to offer architectural tours led by knowledgeable architectural historians. While Preservation Research Office staff routinely offers public architectural tours, they also lead tailored guided experiences for groups of all sizes.
Our tours are perfect for convention groups, university-level courses, and other groups. Rates for packaged tours vary; inquire for details. PRO has provided tours for Washington University, St. Louis University, the Missouri History Museum, the Business History Conference, the Rehabbers Club, South City Open Studio and Gallery, City Affair, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, and other organizations.
We can guide groups around city neighborhoods, showing significant landmarks and providing general history. Typically, our tours are 90 minutes long, but we can adjust time to suit. Neighborhoods and areas that we routinely tour include Downtown, the Central West End, Midtown, Old North, Tower Grove Park, Hyde Park and the Pruitt-Igoe site.
Walk-On Guide Service
We can guide bus tours for the entire ride, or just part of it. We have experience providing bus tours inclusive of the entire city, or covering architectural themes like mid-century modern houses, public buildings and others.
Want to see a place, neighborhood or part of the region through the eyes of an architectural historian? Work with us to create your own customized architectural tour.
Walking or Bus Tour Planning
Do you have a large, thematic, or complex historic tour in mind? Let us help you plan your experience to ensure you get the most out of your event.
Are you an aspiring historic guide, yourself? Our staff can help you prepare to be a resourceful, dynamic historic preservation guide who is prepared for anything. Contact PRO to find out more about our coaching and training services.