Third-Party Tourism Services


African American Library at the Gregory School

1300 Victor Street Houston, Texas 77019 (enter on Cleveland St)

(832) 393-1440

Arrange a group tour of the exhibits and collections.


Alley Theatre

615 Texas Avenue Houston, Texas 77002

(713) 220-5700

COST.  Arrange a group tour.

Commercial Touring

Andrew Groocock, Tour Guide

(713) 864-3875

COST.  Specialist in art, architecture, and history.


Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

500 Clay Street Houston, Texas

(713) 652-0738

Arrange a group tour.

Architecture Center of Houston / Houston AIA

(713) 520-0155

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

Canoe Tours.


Art Crawl

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.

Commercial Touring

Betty Bruno, Tour Guide

(713) 631-4454

COST.  A specialist in African American aspects of Houston area.

Commercial Touring

Bob Zurik, Tour Guide

14603 Carolcrest Houston, Texas 77079

(281) 497-3417

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

Canoe, kayak, and pontoon boat tours along Buffalo Bayou, near downtown Houston, as well as a tour of the Waugh Bridge Bat Colony.

Buffalo Bayou Shuttle Service

100 Sabine Street Houston, Texas 77007

(713) 538-7433

Canoe and kayak tours of Buffalo Bayou.

Congregation Beth Israel

5600 North Braeswood Blvd Houston, Texas

(713) 771-6221

Photographic tour of campus.
Commercial Touring

Destination Houston Tours

912 Prairie Houston, Texas 77002

(713) 227-8300

COST.  General Houston city tours, neighborhood tours, tunnels walks, rail tours.

Commercial Touring

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

(281) 398-0659

COST.  Specialist in historical tours of Downtown and neighborhoods


Emerson Arnold, Tour Guide

(936) 894-3426

COST.  Conducts tours via motor coaches and motorcycles.


Ensemble Theatre, The

3535 Main Street Houston, Texas 77002

(713) 520-0055

Arrange group tours.


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.

Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park

1100 Bagby Street Houston, Texas 77002

(713) 655-1912

COST.  Various tours for adults and children (several grade levels and scouting programs).  Candlelight Tour in December.
 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

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

800 Bagby Street, Ste. 300 Houston, Texas 77002

(713) 315-2400

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

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.

Houston Arts Alliance

3201 Allen Parkway Suite 250 Houston, Texas 77019

(713) 527-9330

"“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."

Houston Historical Tours

(713) 392-0867

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.


Houston Mod

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.

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

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

Various tours available for various ages.

Lone Star College

Each of the several campuses has a video tour.


Lucette Rieger, Tour Guide

(713) 960-1239

COST.  Provides a variety of tours, with the strength of conversing in several languages.


Lynn Gaines, Tour Guide

(713) 524-2381

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

Arrange a group tour.

Mercer Botanic Gardens

22306 Aldine Westfield Rd Humble, Texas 77338

(281) 443-8731

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

(281) 474-1225

COST.  Specialist in the tunnels, downtown, Minute Maid, and general tours. 


Minute Maid Ball Park

501 Crawford Street Houston, Texas, 77002

(713) 259-8000

COST.  Regularly scheduled tours Monday-Friday.  Larger group tours by arrangement.

Moderne Metropolis Tours

(713) 680-1955

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

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

COST.  Home tours by regular schedule and garden tour by self-guiding.


NRG Stadium

One Reliant Park Houston, Texas 77054

(832) 667-1842

COST.  Regular scheduled tours ands special group tours. Several virtual tours via “360” camera shots.

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

Rice University

Multiple Virtual Tours, with map.

Saint Arnold Brewery Tours

2000 Lyons Avenue Houston, Texas 77020

(713) 686-9494

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.

South Texas College of Law, Fred Parks Library

1303 San Jacinto Street Houston, Texas 77002

(713) 659-8040

Online Photo Tour.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

717 Sage Road Houston, Texas

(713) 830-4117

Regularly scheduled tours are given on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Other times can be arranged.

Stages Repertory Theatre

3201 Allen Parkway Suite #101 Houston, Texas 77019

(713) 527-0220

Group tours can be arranged.


Texana Tours

Spring Texas, 77393

(281) 772-9526

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

COST.  Tour emphasis: Texas History, Houston City, NASA, etc.


The Printing Museum

1324 W. Clay Street Houston, Texas 77019

(713) 522-4652

Visit to browse or schedule a guided group tour.