Historic Lafayette Square Shared Walking Tour

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St. Louis, US
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St. Louis, US
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Experience the historic charm of Lafayette Square on this captivating shared walking tour. Step back in time as you stroll through the streets and learn about the fascinating history of this elite neighborhood. Discover the stories of wealthy socialites and their stunning three-story Victorians, and how a natural disaster forever changed the landscape. Your knowledgeable guide will take you through the beautiful park, sharing tales of legendary figures such as riverboat Captain Horace Bixby and architect Theodore Link. Immerse yourself in the architectural details and hear intriguing stories that shaped Lafayette Square. This 60-minute tour will leave you with a deeper appreciation for this historic gem in St. Louis. Book now and uncover the secrets of Lafayette Square.

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
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the historic Lafayette Square
  • Learn about the architectural details of the neighborhood
  • Visit the iconic Lafayette Square park
  • Discover the famous residents and historic figures of the area
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of St. Louis
  • All fees and taxes

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Step back in time and uncover the history and charm of St. Louis' historic Lafayette Square with the captivating Historic Lafayette Square Shared Walking Tour. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich heritage of the city and discover the hidden stories behind its elegant three-story Victorian houses, picturesque park, and renowned figures. Get ready for a fascinating journey as you delve into the glory days of the city and the impact of a natural disaster that forever changed the landscape of Lafayette Square.

What to expect?

Embark on a 60-minute immersive experience that takes you through the heart of Lafayette Square. Meet your knowledgeable guide at the designated meeting point, in front of Park Avenue Coffee, just down from the park. As you stroll along the historic Mississippi Ave, your guide will paint a vivid picture of the neighborhood's architectural nuances and introduce you to the influential figures who shaped its identity.

Who is this for?

This walking tour is perfect for anyone with an appreciation for history, architecture, and the stories that define a place. Whether you're a local looking to delve deeper into the city's heritage or a traveler seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure, this tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the past. Open to all ages and backgrounds, the Historic Lafayette Square Shared Walking Tour invites curious minds from all walks of life to explore and learn together.

Why book this?

Uncover the secrets of a neighborhood that once served as a playground for St. Louis' elite. Immerse yourself in the grandeur and elegance of the three-story Victorians, whose remarkable architecture stands as a testament to a bygone era. With an experienced guide by your side, you'll gain unique insights into the history and culture of Lafayette Square, revealing its hidden gems and captivating stories. This tour offers a rare opportunity to step back in time and witness the impact of a natural disaster that forever shaped the neighborhood's landscape. Don't miss the chance to be part of this captivating journey through time.

Good to know

When booking your tour, please specify your preferred tour time in the "special requirements" section, and you will be contacted after purchase to coordinate your booking. The tour starts and ends in front of Park Avenue Coffee, conveniently located just down from Lafayette Square Park. Be prepared for a leisurely 60-minute walk, where you'll have the chance to appreciate the beautiful architecture and absorb the fascinating history of the neighborhood. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for walking. Enhance your visit to St. Louis by immersing yourself in the enchanting world of Lafayette Square.


Travelers who have embarked on the Historic Lafayette Square Shared Walking Tour have raved about the fascinating insights and engaging storytelling provided by the guides. They were captivated by the unique history of Lafayette Square and appreciated the opportunity to explore the neighborhood's hidden treasures. Many reviewers mentioned that the tour was a highlight of their visit to St. Louis and highly recommended it for both locals and tourists. Visitors particularly enjoyed the knowledgeable and passionate guides who brought the history to life with their captivating narratives. Overall, the reviews emphasize the exceptional experience offered by the Historic Lafayette Square Shared Walking Tour, making it a must-visit attraction for history enthusiasts and curious explorers alike.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Lafayette Square

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We will proceed down historic Mississippi Ave while talking about the architectural details and historic figures that make up Lafayette Square. Some of our historic figures will include famed riverboat Captain and friend to mark twain Horace Bixby and Union Station architect Theodore link. Then we will explore the park itself.

2024-05-28 07:02