2017 Downtown Walking Tours To Kick Off April 1st

Downtown Walking Tours
Downtown Walking Tours

ST. LOUIS, MO/March 20, 2017 (STL.News) It’s once again time to lace up your sneakers and tour downtown St. Louis.

Landmarks Association of St. Louis will kick off its 18th Season of Downtown Walking Tours on April1.  The event offers three tour routes, which highlights St. Louis architecture and provides an insight to the history of people and places in the city.  Experienced tour leaders will share remarkable stories about all sides of downtown, East, West and Washington Avenue, according to tour organizers with Landmarks Association of St. Louis.

The 2017 tours are offered every Saturday, rain or shine from 10 a.m. until noon through October 28th.

Each tour costs $10 per adult and is free for children 12 years of age and younger.  Payment is cash only.

The meeting site for the Downtown East Tour is at the 4th Street entrance to the Old Courthouse, between Market and Chestnut Streets.  This tour showcases a variety of historical buildings, including the Old Courthouse, the Old Cathedral, the Gateway Arch, the Eads Bridge, the Old Post Office, the Wainwright Building, and a Philip Johnson-designed office building.

Those who attend the Downtown West Tour will see such sites as Union Station, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis City Hall, the Central Library, Campbell House Museum and Soldiers Memorial.  The meeting site for this at the main Market Street entrance to St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street.

The Washington Avenue Tour consists of views of such sites as the National Blues Museum, the International Shoe Company, the City Museum, and the birthplace of St. Louis and Washington University campuses.  The meeting site for this tour is located outside of the Tigin Irish Pub, at 333 Washington Avenue at 4th Street.

Reservations aren’t required for groups of less than ten people.  Reservations for groups of ten or more are available by calling 314-690-3140 or e-mailing at walkingtours314@gmail.com.

More information about the 2017 Downtown Walking Tours is available online at  www.landmarks-stl.org.

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