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WalkAbout Boise Historic Walking Tour

May 20 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am MDT

Join us for WalkAbout Boise — a 1.5-hour guided walking tour through 150 years of history and architecture. Let us introduce you to the built environment that makes downtown Boise like no other place. This tour is great for visitors and Idaho residents who want to learn more about how Boise’s vibrant downtown was developed and the people who made it happen.

Tour Highlights Include:
Downtown’s evolution from gold rush boomtown, through urban renewal decline, and 21st-century revitalization.
The oldest and newest buildings downtown, spanning 150 years of construction.
Buildings associated with Boise’s historic Basque, German, Jewish, and Chinese communities.
The Idaho State Capitol and Boise City Hall
Buildings designed by early pioneers and nationally known master architects.
The Egyptian Theatre.

Tours do sell out, so we ask that you purchase your tickets in advance online or by calling (208) 424-5111. Walk-ups the day of are welcome if there is room (exact cash or check only).

The tours are held rain or shine; tours are not postponed or rescheduled, so plan to dress accordingly in comfortable walking shoes, bring sunscreen and an umbrella if needed, and a bottle of water.

Tours start promptly at 10:00 am and end around 11:30 am, beginning and ending in front of the Basque Museum and Cultural Center on Grove Street in downtown Boise. Our walking tour docent will meet you at the bench in front of the museum.

Cost is $10 for Preservation Idaho members, $15 for non-members, $8 for children 13 and under (credit card processing fees apply).

For more information, contact us at or call (208) 424-5111.

WalkAbout Boise tours are sponsored by Visit Boise and Visit Idaho.


May 20
10:00 am – 11:30 am
$8 – $15
Event Category:


Preservation Idaho
(208) 424-5111
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611 W Grove Street
Boise, Idaho 83702 United States
(208) 343-2671