Downtown Saint Louis Walking Tour

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St. Louis, US
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St. Louis, US
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Discover the soul and history of St. Louis on the Downtown Saint Louis Walking Tour. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this vibrant city as you follow the footsteps of those who shaped it. Feel the grandeur of the Mississippi River and its influence on the city's identity. Stand beneath the iconic Gateway Arch and learn about its significance as a symbol of the American dream. Explore the oldest cathedral west of the Mississippi and marvel at its architecture. Discover the secrets of the first courthouse and delve into the fascinating stories of famous cases held within its walls. Admire the breathtaking detail of one of America's first skyscrapers. This tour promises an unforgettable hour of exploration and insight into the heart of St. Louis. Book now and embark on a journey through time and culture in the City of the Gateway.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the oldest cathedral West of the Mississippi
  • Walk under the iconic Gateway Arch with its rich history
  • Learn about the first courthouse established in St. Louis
  • Discover the hidden features and importance of a historic building
  • Marvel at the architectural detail of one of America's first skyscrapers
  • All fees and taxes

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Step into the vibrant city of St. Louis and embark on a captivating journey through its rich history and breathtaking architecture with the Downtown Saint Louis Walking Tour. This tour offers an immersive experience that takes you from the banks of the mighty Mississippi river to the heart of the city, exploring the forces that have shaped St. Louis over the centuries. Get ready to unravel the stories of indigenous peoples, delve into the significance of the iconic Gateway Arch, and discover the hidden gems that make this city truly unique.

What to expect?

During this 60-minute walking tour, you can expect to be enthralled by the enthralling history and striking architecture of St. Louis. The tour begins at the steps of The Old Cathedral, the oldest cathedral west of the Mississippi. Learn about its origin and architecture, and if possible, step inside to marvel at its beauty. As you stroll under the Gateway Arch, your guide will share insights into its early history and its profound significance. Explore the first courthouse in St. Louis, discovering its history, architecture, and famous cases. Marvel at a stunning building that played a vital role in the city's gold reserve, uncovering its hidden features and architectural connection to Washington DC. Finally, admire the magnificent architectural details of one of America's first-ever skyscrapers.

Who is this for?

The Downtown Saint Louis Walking Tour welcomes all who are curious about the history, culture, and architectural marvels of St. Louis. Whether you are a history enthusiast, an architecture aficionado, or simply seeking a unique and engaging way to explore the city, this tour is perfect for you. It caters to a wide range of interests and ages, making it an ideal activity for families, friends, and solo travelers alike. Come join us on this enlightening adventure and let the captivating stories of St. Louis unfold before your eyes.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of St. Louis with the Downtown Saint Louis Walking Tour. This tour offers an exceptional opportunity to discover the hidden stories and architectural marvels that define the city. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you'll gain valuable insights into the forces that have shaped St. Louis over time. From the Gateway Arch symbolizing the American dream to the oldest cathedral west of the Mississippi, each stop on this tour showcases a unique aspect of the city's history and character. The engaging commentary and immersive experiences make this walking tour an unforgettable adventure, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for St. Louis and its captivating landmarks.

Good to know

As you join the Downtown Saint Louis Walking Tour, remember to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The total duration of the tour is 60 minutes, offering a concise yet comprehensive exploration of the city's highlights. Please note that the availability of interior visits may vary depending on hours and renovations. Your tour guide will provide you with important details and instructions to ensure a seamless experience. Don't forget to specify your preferred tour time in the "special requirements" section during the booking process. Get ready to embark on an enchanting journey through the soul of St. Louis.


The Downtown Saint Louis Walking Tour has garnered rave reviews from visitors who have experienced the wonders of St. Louis firsthand. Travelers praise the knowledgeable guides for their captivating storytelling and detailed insights into the city's history. Many guests express their awe at the stunning architecture and hidden gems they discovered along the way. The perfect blend of history, culture, and adventure makes this tour a must-visit for anyone seeking an immersive and enriching experience in St. Louis. Visitors appreciate the concise duration of the tour, which allows them to make the most of their time in the city. Join the Downtown Saint Louis Walking Tour and be prepared to be amazed by the captivating beauty and fascinating stories that await you.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

The Old Cathedral

We begin our journey here at the oldest cathedral west of the Mississippi. We will talk about it’s origin and architecture and depending on hours/availability we will look inside.

The Gateway Arch

We will walk under the gateway arch and talk about its early history, meaning and origin.

Old Courthouse

We will discuss the history, architecture and famous cases held in the first courthouse established in St. Louis (interior of the old courthouse is currently closed for renovation).

The Old Post Office and Custom House

We will discuss this building’s importance to St. Louis’ gold reserve, it’s hidden features and it’s architectural connection to Washington DC. We will end the tour inside depending on building hours/availability -closed Sundays).

Wainwright Building

(Pass by)

We will take a look at the gorgeous architectural detail and preservation of the one of America’s first ever “skyscrapers”.

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