Houston City Hall Tours
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A prime example of southwestern architecture of the late 1930s, Houston’s City Hall was built to house the local government and state officials who do business within the city of Houston – but its long history doesn’t stop there. Originally built above a crowded fish market, City Hall has always entertained a lively commercial market, and today the towering structure sits relatively small among downtown's massive skyscrapers. Remnants of that long and lively history can be seen at the City Hall Farmers' Market located just outside the City Hall Reflecting Pool on Wednesdays in the spring from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where local farmers sell everything from coffee to broccoli.
Inside Houston City Hall you’ll find various notable items all harkening back to the great lawgivers that came before us. From the aluminum medallions featuring Julius Caesar, Moses, Charlemagne, Thomas Jefferson and more, to the great marble stairways and specially cast aluminum doors, City Hall is both a step back in time and a contemporary look at modern law making.
Houston City Hall is located at 900 Bagby, and free tours are available twice a month on the first and third Wednesday of the month, as well as on the fourth Thursday of the month.
Address: 900 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002, USA
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A good choice for first-time visitors to Houston, this tour offers a comprehensive overview of the city. Visit several well-known landmarks, parks, and stadiums including historic Market Square, Discovery Green, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, Buffalo Bayou, and more. You’ll also have an opportunity to admire the lavish homes and boutiques in River Oaks. A local guide shares insider information about what to see, where to eat, and what to do while you’re in town.
Secure your ticket in advance to the NASA Space Center and visit Mission Control, Rocket Park, Independence Plaza, and the astronaut training facility. After hotel pickup in a climate-controlled vehicle, see popular landmarks around Houston, stopping briefly for photos during a small-group guided sightseeing tour. With a map and instructions, enjoy the flexibility to explore the space center on your own time, without the stress of rushing.
See the top attractions of Houston and Galveston on a full-day tour in a climate-controlled vehicle, which combines the best of the city and coast. Check out Houston landmarks like the Museum District, City Hall, and Discovery Green during a city tour, and learn about the region's history. Then, go to Galveston where you ride the ferry, look for dolphins, view US battleships and historical homes, browse the shops in the Strand District, and more. Your tour includes guide, transportation, admission to one of several select museums, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Explore the top landmarks and attractions in Houston during a driving city tour, ideal for first-time visitors or those on a time budget. Escape the hot Houston weather by exploring in an air-conditioned vehicle and cover more ground than you could on foot, while you learn more about the surroundings from your guide than you would alone. Plus, benefit from personalized recommendations.
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