Starting at the Capitol front door, take a stroll down Congress Avenue, Austin’s main street. Hear about the beginnings of Texas and Austin, and the deeds of local heroes. See Austin’s two National Historic Landmarks (the highest honor awarded by the U.S. Parks Service) and more National Register sites.
All ages welcome! Please note: Level terrain, leisurely pace – approx. 90 minutes.
This tour meets outside on the steps to the south main entrance of the Texas State Capitol Building (1100 Congress Ave.) Your guide will have a sign with the name of the tour.
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time.
Capitol Visitor Parking Garage; E 12th St. between Trinity St. and San Jacinto Blvd. First 2 hours are free - $1 for each 1/2 hour thereafter. Maximum charge is $12.00 and there is no overnight parking. There are occasional garage closures for large public celebrations. Limited parking on and near Congress Avenue.
Reservations can be rescheduled but not refunded.
Harrison gave a great tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. He did a great job of linking the varied architecture to the personalities and events of Austin’s history. I’m glad I took the tour and would definitely recommend it to others. Thanks!
Wonderful evening Enjoyed the political humor and the magic acts Very talented folks
Great tour. Learned so much about the history of Austin. Would highly recommend it!
We had a very enjoyable walking tour today. Started at the Capital and then down Congress surrounded by the history of each location as we progressed. Great value, wonderful informative guide.
The tour was informative and interesting. Our guide shared historical fact laced with personal stories. It was charming. Just too short!
Elizabeth was so well informed and distilled the history to a few essentials. She highlighted the buildings downtown and the capitol grounds with ideas for future treks around the area.
It was a great tour. Harrison was a really good tour guide. Very enthusiastic and full of information.
We both enjoyed our Saturday morning walking tour down Congress Avenue with guide Elizabeth. Elizabeth really knows her Austin history and loves to share it! The walk is at a slow pace and appropriate for all ages. B & E Kerrville Texas.
Elizabeth did a fantastic job laying out history of Austin and highlighting downtown locations. Highly recommend!
Very informative! Learned a lot about Austin and Texas history.
Harrison was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was very obvious the pride he takes in his job and nativ city.
Very kowledgable and. Helpful tour guide
We continue to bring our guests to tour with Elizabeth. It never disappoints!
Our guide was Harrison, very amiable and knowledgeable. Tour did not cover a lot of ground, per see, a stroll up to 6th St, but encouraged you to look up at building facades, or into bank foyers to see stately architecture of last century.
Mr. Eppright gave us a fantastic walking tour. He is so knowledgeable and has a real enthusiasm for what he does. I would recommend this tour to everybody!
Sonny gave us an amazing tour of Austin, it was such an authentic exploration of the different neighborhoods that make up the city. We just wish we had done the tour earlier on in our trip so that we could have had time to enjoy some of the things that Sonny had recommended! We'll just have to come back to Austin....Thank you!!
Loved our guide Elizabeth. So incredibly knowledgeable and such a great story teller! Highlight of our trip
Very interesting with many fun facts
Harrison was terrific and tour covered what was promised. Would have enjoyed more info about current Austin neighborhoods and living here experiences.
Very informative - Tour Guide knew her history!
Our tour guide Patsy was extremely informative and knowledgeable about the history of Texas. Really learned a lot about Texas and thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Harrison was great!
I sent my review in text message earlier. Great tour; very much appreciated. Real flavor of Austin.
Harrison was a delight. Thank you!
The tour guide was interesting and well informed. Great way to start a visit to Austin
We thought the information was fabulous and the guide new a ton about Austin and Texas history. Well worth the tour.
Patsy was great and very knowledgable! The tour was very good value for all the sites we got to see.
Harrison was very professional and knowledgeable, and really brought the stories to life.
Elizabeth did an awesome job on our tour - lots of interesting stories. She obviously has a passion for history, and she was a good sport to host the tour even though we were the only two who signed up. Thanks again!
Our guide Harrison gave us a great overview of Texas history as we walked from the Capitol and down Congress Ave
Patsy was a great guide and the tour was very informative. Would definitely recommend!
The guide was very dedicated and I learned a lot about the city.
I enjoyed the mix of history with architecture. The tour was the right length in distance & time. Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was personable and informative.
Also, she was entertaining, knowledgeable and fun. My children and I really enjoyed the tour and we will be back for more.
The guide was knowledgeable but it was a little slow and took 1 hour and 45 minutes instead of 1.30. It was good information but there was a lot about architecture rather than the capital building. If we come back I would skip the guided tour and do the free tour inside the capital building.