Tour 1 - Heart of the City

Call for details 760-323-8297

Tours will resume online in November 2021. Please call 760-844-2242 if you want to schedule a tour prior so we can accommodate you.

Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis.

Discover how a tiny agricultural settlement became a world-renowned getaway. See historic buildings from our past meld with the emerging future.

Visit the two oldest structures in Palm Springs, the McCallum Adobe (1884) and the Cornelia White House (1893). Stroll through La Plaza, (1936) the first multi-use shopping center in the nation, then view the most recent upscale development – now the pulse of the city. See the Oasis Hotel tower designed in 1924 by Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, the precursor to the midcentury movement to follow.

Approximately 1.5 hours

Starting Location: 
Meet at the Palm Springs Historical Society McCallum Adobe.

221 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Downtown Palm Springs

Bring: Please bring proof of purchase (show digital email or print out ticket receipt). 
Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat is advised.

Please be advised no bathroom facilities on tours. 

No Refunds - Read the FAQ page for more details about the walking tours.

Free unlimited parking behind The McCallum Adobe - enter on South Belardo Road between West Baristo and West Arenas Road.


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