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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.

Saturday Tours (start at 10 a.m.)

  • May 13 - DeLongchamps Residential Architecture
  • May 20 - Downtown Sparks
  • May 27 - Upper Ralston / Northern Little Italy

Tuesday Tours (start at 6 p.m.)

  • May 16 - Wells Avenue Neighborhood
  • May 23 - UNR Historic District
  • May 30 - University Neighborhood

Walking Tours in June, 2017

June 2017 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.

Saturday Tours (start at 10 a.m.)

  • June 3 - Beyond the Arches
  • June 10 - Movie Footprints in Reno
  • June 17 - Cultural Crossroads East Side
  • June 24 - Mansions on the Bluff

Tuesday Tours (start at 6 p.m.)

  • June 6 - Historic Truckee River Walk
  • June 13 - Monroe Street
  • June 20 - Parsons and Mills Architecture
  • June 27 - Midtown Residential
Sunday Bike Tour (starts 11 a.m.)
  • June 11 - Bike tour through Old Reno

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."

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

Walking Tours in July, 2017

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 11 - El Reno Apartment Homes
  • July 18 - Cemetery Tour
  • July 25 - Powning's Addition and Little Italy

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

  • July 1 - Truckee River All the Time
  • July 8 - Prohibition in Reno
  • July 15 - Midtown Business District
  • July 22 - Mansions on the Bluff (start at 8 a.m.)
  • July 29 - Reno for Kids
  • July 29 - Western Addition

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

Walking Tours in September, 2017

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.

  • Saturday, September 2 - Literary Reno
  • Saturday, September 9 - Newlands Neighborhood
  • Saturday, September 16 - Bricks and Stones
  • Sunday, September 17 - Bicycle Tour through Old Reno (starts 9 a.m.)

Source: Historic Reno Preservation Society.

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