African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street Houston, Texas 77019 (enter on Cleveland St)
(832) 393-1440 http://www.thegregoryschool.org/
Arrange a group tour of the exhibits and collections.
615 Texas Avenue Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 220-5700 http://www.alleytheatre.org/
COST. Arrange a group tour.
Andrew Groocock, Tour Guide
COST. Specialist in art, architecture, and history.
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
500 Clay Street Houston, Texas
(713) 652-0738 http://www.antiochdowntown.org/
Arrange a group tour. Architecture
Architecture Center of Houston / Houston AIA
(713) 520-0155 https://aiahouston.org/v/calendar-month/
COST. Walking tours of Montrose neighborhood, Buffalo Bayou, and Museum District.
Armand Bayou Nature Center
8500 Bay Area Blvd Pasadena, Texas 77507
(281) 474-2551 http://www.abnc.org/things-to-do/guided-canoe-tour.html Art
FREE. Annual opening of art studios and galleries in the Downtown warehouse district on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Brochure available
Art On The Avenue
Winter Street Studios 2101 Winter Street Houston, Texas 77007
FREE. A fall evening, usually November, with more than 200 Texas artists.
Betty Bruno, Tour Guide
COST. A specialist in African American aspects of Houston area.
Bob Zurik, Tour Guide
14603 Carolcrest Houston, Texas 77079
COST. General tours with special knowledge of the Brown Convention Center and Minute Maid.
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
1113 Vine Street Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 752-0314 http://www.buffalobayou.org/boattours.html
Canoe, kayak, and pontoon boat tours along Buffalo Bayou, near downtown Houston, as well as a tour of the Waugh Bridge Bat Colony. Nature
Buffalo Bayou Shuttle Service
100 Sabine Street Houston, Texas 77007
(713) 538-7433 http://www.bayoushuttle.com/
Canoe and kayak tours of Buffalo Bayou. Religion
Congregation Beth Israel
5600 North Braeswood Blvd Houston, Texas
(713) 771-6221 http://www.beth-israel.org/about-us/campus-tour
Photographic tour of campus. Commercial Touring
Destination Houston Tours
912 Prairie Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 227-8300 http://www.destinationhou.com/
COST. General Houston city tours, neighborhood tours, tunnels walks, rail tours.
Discover Houston Tours
COST. Downtown walking tours is the specialty: Tunnel Walks, Rail Tours, Broomstick Adventures, Ghost Walks, and Downtown Holiday Walk.
Dot Honeycutt, Tour Guide
COST. Specialist in historical tours of Downtown and neighborhoods
Emerson Arnold, Tour Guide
COST. Conducts tours via motor coaches and motorcycles.
Ensemble Theatre, The
3535 Main Street Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 520-0055 http://www.ensemblehouston.com/ Art
GPS My City Houston Online Virtual Tour
An online Museum District tour by Doris with a photo and text.
Harris County Precinct 4
Precinct 4 offers launches at Collins Park, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, and Pundt Park for those interested in canoeing/kayaking Spring Creek or Cypress Creek and associated waterways. Architecture
Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
1100 Bagby Street Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 655-1912 https://heritagesociety.org
Performing-Arts Telephone tour of Sam Houston Park Architecture @ 713-568-9190. Subsequently press numbers 1 – 9 for individual audio commentary regarding: (1) Kellum-Noble Home, (2) 4th Ward Cottage, (3) Nichols-Rice-Cherry Home, (4) Old Place, (5) St. John Church, (6) Jack Yates Home, (7) Staiti Home (8) San Felipe Cottage, (9) Pillot House. This telephone tour can be used in conjunction with photos at http://www.heritagesociety.org/historicstructures.html.
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby Street, Ste. 300 Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 315-2400 http://www.thehobbycenter.org/
Three virtual tours, one general, one of the Sarofim Hall, and one of the Zilkha Hall – each with several photos and each of those with 360 degree views, all with narrative commentaryArrange a group tour.
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
4501 Woodway Drive Houston, Texas 77024-7708
(713) 681-8433 http://www.houstonarboretum.org/
COST. Many of the programs and classes include tours of the remarkable grounds, some seasonal, some thematic. Regular scheduled Saturday tours at 2:00 and 3:00. Call ahead for large group. COST. Pre-arrange Friday’s “Wine and Cheese Night Hike.” COST. A driving tour of “Wildflowers & Texas History” by arrangement in the spring, usually May. Special-Interests
Houston Arts Alliance
3201 Allen Parkway Suite 250 Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 527-9330 http://www.houstonartsalliance.com/
"“The Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is a 501C3 non-profit arts organization. The mission is to support and promote artistic life in the Houston region through programs, initiatives and alliances. Advancing the nonprofit arts industry in Greater Houston improves the region's quality of life, ensures a competitive economy, and creates an appealing tourist destination." Commercial-Touring
Houston Historical Tours
(713) 392-0867 http://www.houstonhistoricaltours.com/
COST. About 50 diverse tours, general city tours (2-10 hours), theme tours, NASA, neighborhood tours, commercial and shopping tours, and about 50 out of town tours by locale and theme.
COST. Annual Moderne buildings tour in April, occasional special tours of neighborhoods and threatened buildings. Website allows searching by neighborhood which is quite adaptable to designing tours. Art
Houston Museum District
FREE. Museum Day - Annually in September, openings of Museum District museums - free buses circulate.
Houston Tours, Inc.
8915 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, Texas 77036
(713) 988-5900 http://www.houstontours.com/
COST. General Houston tour, Space Center, San Jacinto, Battleship, etc.
Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Drive Humble, Texas 77338
(281) 446-8588 http://www.hcp4.net/jones/index.htm
Various tours available for various ages. Colleges-Universities
Lone Star College
Each of the several campuses has a video tour.
Lucette Rieger, Tour Guide
COST. Provides a variety of tours, with the strength of conversing in several languages.
Lynn Gaines, Tour Guide
COST. Specialist in Downtown, the Museum District, the Montrose area, Reliant Stadium, and walking tours.
Main Street Theater
2540 Times Blvd. Houston, Texas 77005
(713) 524-3622 http://www.mainstreettheater.com/youththeater/touring.html Nature
Mercer Botanic Gardens
22306 Aldine Westfield Rd Humble, Texas 77338
(281) 443-8731 http://www.hcp4.net/mercer/
Pre-arrange a regularly scheduled tour on Tuesday and Thursday. Third Saturday morning has open invitation to tour the grounds. “Scavenger Hunt” tour brochure available for children.
Michael R. Kees, Tour Guide
COST. Specialist in the tunnels, downtown, Minute Maid, and general tours.
Minute Maid Ball Park
501 Crawford Street Houston, Texas, 77002
(713) 259-8000 https://www.mlb.com/astros/ballpark/information/guide
COST. Regularly scheduled tours Monday-Friday. Larger group tours by arrangement. Commercial-Touring
Moderne Metropolis Tours
(713) 680-1955 http://www.zargarov.com/
COST. Driving, walking, and rail tours: architecture, history, Downtown; Midtown; Medical Center; Hermann Park; Rice University; Reliant Stadium.
Ask for a City Tour by town car with Michael Zargarov as your driver.
Museum of Fine Arts, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
1 Westcott St @ Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77007
(713) 639-7300 https://www.mfah.org/visit/bayou-bend-collection-and-gardens/bayou-bend-visitor-info/
COST. Home and Gardens are separate tours. Group tours can be arranged.
Museum of Fine Arts, Rienzi Center for European Decorative Arts
1406 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 639-7800 https://www.mfah.org/visit/rienzi/visiting-rienzi/
COST. Home tours by regular schedule and garden tour by self-guiding.
One Reliant Park Houston, Texas 77054
(832) 667-1842 http://www.reliantpark.com/stadium-tour
COST. Regular scheduled tours ands special group tours. Several virtual tours via “360” camera shots. http://www.reliantpark.com/view-360-tour. Architecture
Rice Design Alliance
COST. Annual architectural tour on a particular topic, also provides a variety of occasional tours of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods, over a dozen of which are summarized online Colleges-Universities
Saint Arnold Brewery Tours
2000 Lyons Avenue Houston, Texas 77020
(713) 686-9494 http://www.saintarnold.com/
COST. Regularly scheduled tours.
San Jacinto Battleground, Friends of, Flickr Account
Tour of the Lorenzo de Zavala Family Cemetery via photos.
Second Baptist Church, Woodway Campus
Virtual tour, using an online photographic map, click on the sites for information. Colleges-Universities
South Texas College of Law, Fred Parks Library
1303 San Jacinto Street Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 659-8040 http://www.stcl.edu/library/photo_tour/index.htm Religion
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
717 Sage Road Houston, Texas
(713) 830-4117 http://www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/
Regularly scheduled tours are given on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. Other times can be arranged. Performing-Arts
Stages Repertory Theatre
3201 Allen Parkway Suite #101 Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 527-0220 http://www.stagestheatre.com/
Group tours can be arranged.
Spring Texas, 77393
(281) 772-9526 http://www.texanatours.com/
A general Houston tour & tours of NASA, San Jacinto Battleground, and Minute Maid Park.
Texas Tour Connection
2303 Shane Road Richmond Texas, 77469
(713) 826-6963 http://www.texastourconnection.com/
COST. Tour emphasis: Texas History, Houston City, NASA, etc.
The Printing Museum
1324 W. Clay Street Houston, Texas 77019
Visit to browse or schedule a guided group tour.