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Guided walks through some of Reno's historic districts from the Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS) are open to the public. These walks (and occasional bike rides) are for you if you want to know more about Reno's colorful past and the remnants that remain scattered throughout the city.

Walking Tours in May, 2017

May 2017 tours are on various days and start at various times. You can register online for these tours or call (775) 747-4478 for more information. Tours are free for HRPS members and $10 for non-members. Registration closes the day before the tour and the fee is collected just before each tour. Pets are not allowed.

  • May 13, 10 a.m. - DeLongchamps Residential Architecture
  • May 16, 6 p.m. - Wells Avenue Neighborhood
  • May 20, 10 a.m. - Downtown Sparks
  • May 23, 6 p.m. - UNR Historic District
  • May 27, 10.a.m. - Upper Ralston / Northern Little Italy
  • May 30, 6 p.m. - University Neighborhood

Note: Tour schedules for the following months will be updated when available.)

Walking Tours in June, 2016

June 2016 features a variety of historic walking tours on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You can register online for these tours or call (775) 747-4478 for more information. Tours are free for HRPS members and $10 for non-members. Registration closes the day before the tour. The fee is collected just before each tour. Pets are not allowed.

Tuesday Tours (start at 6 p.m.)

  • June 7 - Monroe Street
  • June 14 - Parsons and Mills Architecture
  • June 21 - Historic Truckee River
  • June 28 - Wells Avenue Neighborhood

Saturday Tours (start at 9 a.m.)

  • June 4 - Mansions on the Bluff
  • June 11 - Lake Addition
  • June 18 - Beyond the Arches
  • June 25 - Midtown Business District

For descriptions of the tours, refer to "Walking Tours" on the HRPS website. For free presentations from HRPS that don't involve walking, go to "Free history presentations from Historic Reno Preservation Society."

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Filming the movie "Love Ranch" in downtown Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

Walking Tours in July, 2016

July features a variety of historic walking tours on different days and starting at different times. You can register online for these tours or call (775) 747-4478 to register by leaving a voice mail message. Tours are free for HRPS members and $10 for non-members. Registration closes the day before the tour. The fee is collected just before each tour. Pets are not allowed.

Tuesday Tours (start at 6 p.m.)

  • July 5 - Historic UNR Campus
  • July 12 - DeLongchamps Residential Architecture
  • July 19 - Powning Addition / Little Italy
  • July 26 - Midtown Residential

Saturday Tours (start at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted)

  • July 2 - Cultural Crossroads, West Side
  • July 9 - Truckee River All the Time
  • July 16 - Mansions on the Bluff (start 8 a.m.)
  • July 23 - Movie Footprints in Reno (start 10 a.m.)
  • July 30 - Newlands Neighborhood

Sunday Tours

  • July 24 - Downtown Church Tour (starts 1 p.m.)

Walking Tours in September, 2016

September features a variety of historic walking tours and a bicycle tour. You can register online for these tours or call (775) 747-4478 to register by leaving a voice mail message. Tours are free for HRPS members and $10 for non-members. Registration closes the day before the tour. The fee is collected just before each tour. Pets are not allowed.

Saturday Tours (start at 10 a.m.)

  • September 3 - Literary Reno
  • September 10 - Bricks and Stones
  • September 17 - Bike Tour Through Old Reno

Source: Historic Reno Preservation Society.

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