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Palo Alto Walking Tours

Docent Led Fall 2019 Walking Tour Schedule — Subject to Change

New this fall is the Downtown Entrepreneur Tour on October 19 focusing on buildings and offices with a history related to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Meet at the Citibank Building (250 University) pavement circle next to J. Foss, on Ramona Street.

The tour will cover businesses that remain and those that have come and gone plus where current businesses first launched. Among those to be visited, from the outside of course, are Palantir Technologies, E*Trade, PayPal and Amazon. Former businesses are Danger, Inc., Compaq and Digital.

All tours start at 10 a.m.


Date Location Tour Leader Meeting Place
1181 College Saturday, Oct. 5
College Terrace Carolyn George
1181 College Avenue

(College at Harvard)
City Hall Saturday, Oct. 12

Downtown Margaret Feuer City Hall Plaza

250 Hamilton Avenue
250 University Saturday, Oct. 19
Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Bo Crane Meet on the Ramona Street side of 250 University Avenue.
1005 Bryant Sunday, Oct. 27 Professorville Kris Zavoli
Anne Gregor
Meet in front of 1005 Bryant at the corner of Bryant and Addison
475 Homer Saturday, Nov. 2

Homer Avenue Steve Emslie The Woman's Club

475 Homer Avenue at Cowper

Candid Photos from Previous Tours

Crescent Park

248 Homer

If you missed the latest tours or want a glimpse of past tours, check out the self-guided brochures describe below.

Self–Guided Tours

St. thomas Aquinas Homer Avenue Heritage Walk

Old laundries, the church from Harold and Maude, charming Victorian cottages—it's all on Homer Avenue!

College Terrace College Terrace

"Neat Cottages" and "Handsome Residences" define the flavor of College Terrace!

downtown brochure cover Downtown Walking Tour

Beautiful tiles abound! The brochure is currently being revised, so join the next tour!

cover 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.

door Holiday House Tours

Links to photos from past Holiday House Tours are on the Holiday House Tour page. (There are no plans to resume these tours.)


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