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St. Louis Downtown Walking History Tour

September 18, 2021 from 7:00am to 8:00am Central Standard Time

Meet at the Hotel Lobby

Ever wanted to time travel? That’s not going to happen on this tour—but you will visit more than 250 years of St. Louis history and architecture in just under 2 hours! Wind your way through the streets of downtown St. Louis while falling in love with its gorgeous architecture, learning the amazing history that shaped it, and hearing fresh perspectives on this beautiful, complex city. And yes . . . you will see the Arch.

DETAILS

See STL walking tours are 2 hours in length and are wheelchair accessible. Tour starting/ending points are included in your booking info.

All guests ages 5 and older who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a face mask that fully covers the nose and mouth. Vaccinated guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask even when outside. All guests will be asked to practice social distancing during tours and to adhere to businesses’ mask policies when entering a building.

Registration is required and space is limited.

Among the first skyscrapers built in the world, the Wainwright Building by Louis Sullivan and partner Dankmar Adler is regarded as an influential prototype of a modern office architecture. The building aesthetically exemplifies the theories of Sullivan's tall building, with the tripartite composition of base, shaft and attic, which is based on the structure of the classical column. In 1972 the building was listed as a City Landmark, after it became a National Historic Landmark in 1958. It is currently owned by the State of Missouri and is used for state offices. Read more >