Description
TourType
  
  
  
  
COST.  Regularly scheduled tours.
3rd PartyNoAnheuser-Busch Brewery Houston
  
Group tours available.
3rd PartyNoAnnunciation Catholic Church
  
FREE.  Annual July opening of about 30 major art galleries.  Participating galleries in the Colquitt, Museum, Heights districts, and other areas.  Brochure available.
3rd PartyNoArt Houston / Art Scene
  
COST.  Specializes in Southwest Houston including tea tasting, herbology, Chinese calligraphy, Dim Sum, shopping, and Buddhist temples.
3rd PartyNoAsian Heritage Tours
  
COST.  Individual tours always available. 
COST.  Special “Hard Hat” group tours with special docents (First Texas Volunteers) arranged via 281-479-2431.
3rd PartyNoBattleship Texas Foundation & Battleship Texas State Historic Site
  
COST.  Specializes in guided walking tours of Downtown Houston.
3rd PartyNoBayou City Tours
  
Pre-arranged group tours or regularly scheduled tours on 2nd Sunday, and printed booklet for self-guided tours.
3rd PartyNoCatholic Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
  
Maps and audio walking tours of Discovery Green Park, Downtown, and Museum District.
3rd PartyNoDowntown Houston
  
The Art Deco Walking Tour.  The tour pamphlet can be downloaded from the district's website which also offers audio downloads for three additional tours: Downtown buildings, Downtown public art, and the Museum District.
3rd PartyNoDowntown Management District
  
Downtown telephone tour near Wortham Center by dialing 713-300-0892; map on website.
3rd PartyNoDowntown Mobile Info
  
See previous Home Tour online with photos, map, and commentary, during May.  http://hometour.eastmontrose.org/home-tour.
See previous Art Walk sites online with photos, map, and commentary, during May.  http://hometour.eastmontrose.org/art-walk.
3rd PartyNo
  
Personal browsing tour, always. Guided tours by arrangement.
3rd PartyNoEdith Moore Nature Sanctuary
  
Arrange a group tour or visit the brief online virtual 360 degree visual tour of the sanctuary.
3rd PartyNoFirst United Methodist Church
  
Annual tour of decorated homes in November.
3rd PartyNoFriendswood Heritage Gardeners Club
  
COST.  Monthly walking tours and provides, as arranged, 3 dozen tours of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods
3rd PartyNoGreater Houston Preservation Alliance
  
Occasional tours for members.
3rd PartyNoHouston Archeological Society
  
3rd PartyNoHouston Baptist University
  
COST.  The city’s top chefs take groups to eat in Houston’s mom and pop restaurants to showing them where they eat on their days off.  
3rd PartyNoHouston Culinary Tours
  
“Houston Greeters is a free visitor service that offers a unique look at Houston through the eyes and hearts of its residents. Local volunteers serving as Houston Greeters host individuals for two to four hour visits to one of the city’s local attractions or cultural destinations.”
3rd PartyNoHouston Greeters
  
Annual Winter Holiday Home Tour, usually in December, with docents and brochure.
Annual Spring Home & Garden Tour, often in April, with docents and brochure.
Tour of the Heights via the National Geographic Magazine.  http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2010/03/on-foot/houston-interactive.
3rd PartyNoHouston Heights Association
  
3rd PartyNoHouston Solar Tour
  
Tram Tour of Grounds 2 – 3 different tours of the actual grounds and buildings. http://www.spacecenter.org/NasaTour.html.
3rd PartyNoSpace Center Houston
  
Virtual photographic tour; click each to enlarge and see commentary.
3rd PartyNoIslamic Da’wah Center
  
Murals at several locations.
3rd PartyNoJohn Biggers Murals Virtual Tour
  
Short photo tour of work and public spaces.  http://www.houstontx.gov/joneshall/gallery.html.
Group tours arranged via 713-250-3654.  http://www.houstontx.gov/joneshall/index.htm.
3rd PartyNoJones Hall for the Performing Arts
  
Houston - Annual Water Garden and Pond Tour in June.
3rd PartyNoAnnual Water Garden and Pond Tour
  
COST.  Gallery talks are offered daily.  Self-Guided Group Visits and Custom Group Tours can be arranged.  http://www.mfah.org/customtours http://www.mfah.org/visit/group-visits/.
3rd PartyNoThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  
Houston - Annual Home Tour is in October. http://www.old6ward.org/hometour.html.
Walking Tour narrative with photos is available online.  http://www.old6ward.org/walk.html.
3rd PartyNoOld Sixth Ward
  
Arrange a walking tour via the Descendants of Olivewood.
3rd PartyNoOlivewood Cemetery
  
Tours are arranged via the website.  No tours in September.
3rd PartyNoPort of Houston Sam Houston Boat Tour of the Ship Channel
  
The PTGAH provides an initial contact to some tour guides in the Houston area.
3rd PartyNoProfessional Tour Guides Association of Houston
  
COST.  Walking Ghost Tours of Old Town Spring - for groups.
Good narrative on webpage.
3rd PartyNoRandall L. Woods. Tour Guide
  

COST.  ​Annual Azalea Trail in March. http://www.riveroaksgardenclub.org/AzaleaTrail.cfm.

Audio tours of Miss Ima Hogg’s Bayou Bend. http://www.riveroaksgardenclub.org/BayouBend.cfm.

3rd PartyNoRiver Oaks Garden Club
  
Regular tours of home on 3rd Saturday or arrange a tour of the Rutherford Yates home and its surrounding lots or a separate tour of the 4th Ward Residential District.
3rd PartyNoRutherford B. H. Yates Home
  
Self-guided Walking Tour Marsh Restoration and Boardwalk Interpretive Trail Guide narrative.  http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/san_jacinto_battleground/walktour.phtml
3rd PartyNoVisitor Tours and Programs
  
Center is open by appointment. Groups schedule a tour in advance.
3rd PartyNoSims Bayou Urban Nature Center
  
Call to arrange a group tour or visit the link for a brief virtual tour.
3rd PartyNoSt. Paul’s United Methodist Church
  
Virtual photographic tour online.
3rd PartyNotsu.edu
  
COST.  Call to arrange group tours.
3rd PartyNoTomball Heritage Museum
  

​Compiled by Will Howard, Heritage Tourism Chair
Harris County Historical Commission, 2015

HCHC DrivingNoTomball Marker Driving TourTomball, Hockley, and Klein Texas Historical Marker Tour
  
COST.  General Houston tour, Space City, stadiums, art, architecture, shopping, Medical Center, nature, history, theaters, nightlife.
3rd PartyNoTour Serve
  
Ecological, historical, and cultural surveys, NASA, & Galveston Bay.
3rd PartyNoTours with Kathleen
  
COST.  Regular, scheduled tours and special group tours.
3rd PartyNoToyota Center
  
Eight media are separately collected and location on campus is given.  Numerous examples in each category.
3rd PartyNoUH Campus Art Collection – Online Virtual Tour
  
3rd PartyNoUniversity of Houston
  
COST.  Annual Home & Garden tour, often in March. http://www.woodland-heights.org/hometour.htm.
Winter “Lights in the Heights” tour and map - in December. http://www.woodland-heights.org/lightsintheheights.htm.
 
3rd PartyNoWoodland Heights Civic Association
  
Annually in March.
3rd PartyNoWoodlands Spring Home & Garden Show
  
Short photo tour of work and public spaces.  Group tours can be arranged.
3rd PartyNoWortham Theater Center