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Walking Tours

Walking tours return in October and November!

Homer Tour

Join us Saturday mornings in October and November at 10 a.m. for the following tours:

October 11 —Professorville — Led by Gail Woolley. Meet at the corner of Addison and Bryant.
October 18 — Crescent Park — Led by Margaret Feuer. Meet at the southeast corner of Univesity and Seneca.
October 25 — Homer Avenue — Led by Steve Emslie. Meet at the Woman's Club, 475 Homer Avenue.
New!  November 15 — College Terrace — Led by Carolyn George. Meet at the corner of College and Harvard.

For a preview of our historic architectural styles, learn more here, and to see what some of our early architects and builders created, look here.

College Terrace Walking Tour Sampler College Terrace Sampler

Dating from 1887, College Terrace was developed with faculty and fraternities in mind! Walk with us on Saturday, November 15. Meet at the corner of College and Harvard.

Homer Avenue MOAH entry Homer Avenue Heritage Walk

Old laundries, the church from Harold and Maude, charming Victorian cottages—it's all on Homer Avenue! Be sure to join us on October 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. in front of the Woman's Club, 475 Homer Avenue.

Downtown brochure Downtown Walking Tour

Beautiful tiles abound!

tour brochure Professorville Sampler

This walk gives you a feel for this wonderful neighborhood that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was Palo Alto's first historical district! Read about early Professorville residents in "Who was who in Professorville" by columnist Ward Winslow, reprinted from the Sunday, October 13, 1985 Palo Alto Times Tribune. Meet at Addison and Bryant at 10 a.m. on October 11 for the start of our Fall Tour series.

Squire House Crescent Park  

There is no brochure for this tour. Please meet for the 10 a.m. October 18, 2014 tour at the southeast corner of University and Seneca.

door Holiday House Tour

Links to photos from past Holiday House Tours are on the Holiday House Tour page.



PAST's 2013 Preservation Month celebration included Saturday morning walking tours of Homer Avenue, Downtown, Crescent Park (new this year) and Professorville. Attendance grew each week. These tours were so successful that a second series was given in the early fall. Thank you tour guides Haley Stevens, Steve Emslie, Suzanne Mantell, Margaret Feuer, Sallie Tasto, Gail Woolley, and Joan Jack. Also thanks to Carol Blitzer of the Palo Alto Weekly, and Kathy Bennett and Linda Zavoral of the San Jose Mercury News for their publicity about the tours.


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