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Guided Walking Tours from Historic Reno Preservation Society

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Guided walks through some of Reno's historic districts from the Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS) are open to the public. These walks (and occasional bike rides) are for you if you want to know more about Reno's colorful past and the remnants that remain scattered throughout the city.

Walking Tours in May, 2019

May 2019 tours are on various days and start at various times. You can register online or by calling (775) 747-4478. Tours are free for HRPS members and $10 for non-members. Registration closes the day before the tour and the fee is collected just before each tour. Dogs are not allowed. Reservations required and space is limited.

Saturday Tours (start at 10 a.m.)

  • May 4 - Upper Ralston / Northern Little Italy
  • May 11 - Downtown Sparks
  • May 18 - Newlands Neighborhood
  • May 25 - West of Wells

Tuesday Tours (start at 6 p.m.)

  • May 7 - Monroe Street
  • May 14 - University Neighborhood
  • May 21 - Cultural Crossroads / East Side
  • May 28 - Truckee River Walk

Walking Tours in June, 2019

June 2019 tours are on various days and start at various times. You can register online or by calling (775) 747-4478. Tours are free for HRPS members and $10 for non-members. Registration closes the day before the tour and the fee is collected just before each tour. Dogs are not allowed. Reservations required and space is limited.

Saturday Tours (start at 9 a.m.)

  • June 1 - Parsons / Mills Architecture
  • June 8 - Prohibition in Reno
  • June 15 - Movie Footprings in Reno (10 a.m.)
  • June 22 - Literary Reno
  • June 29 - Mansions on the Bluff

Tuesday Tours (start at 6 p.m.)

  • June 4 - Beyond the Arches
  • June 11 - El Reno Apartments
  • June 18 - Cemetery Tour
  • June 25 - Country Club Acres
Sunday Tour (starts 9 a.m.)
  • June 9 - Bike tour through Old Reno

For descriptions of the tours, refer to "Walking Tours" on the HRPS website. For free presentations from HRPS that don't involve walking, go to "Free history presentations from Historic Reno Preservation Society."

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Walking Tours in July, 2019

July 2019 tours are on various days and start at various times. You can register online or by calling (775) 747-4478. Tours are free for HRPS members and $10 for non-members. Registration closes the day before the tour and the fee is collected just before each tour. Dogs are not allowed. Reservations required and space is limited.

Tuesday Tours (start at 6 p.m.)

  • July 2 - Truckee River Waok
  • July 9 - Wells Avenue Neighborhood
  • July 16 - Powning's Addition
  • July 23 - DeLongchamps Residential Architecture
  • July 30 - UNR Historic District

Saturday Tours (start at 9 a.m.)

  • July 6 - Truckee River All the Time
  • July 13 - Newlands Neighborhood
  • July 20 - Bricks & Stones
  • July 27 - Mansions on the Bluff

Sunday Tours (start at 1 p.m.)

  • July 21 - Downtown Church Tour

Walking Tours in August, 2019

August 2019 tours are on various days and start at various times. You can register online or by calling (775) 747-4478. Tours are free for HRPS members and $10 for non-members. Registration closes the day before the tour and the fee is collected just before each tour. Dogs are not allowed. Reservations required and space is limited.

  • Sunday, August 4 - Bicycle Tour Through Old Reno (9 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, August 6 - Inside DeLongchamps Downtown (3 p.m.)

Source: Historic Reno Preservation Society.

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