Austin is full of history, and Austin Visitor Center offers two free, guided walking tours of downtown that help history buffs explore Austin’s past. Both tours depart from the south entrance of the Capitol building.
For a peek into the lives of Victorian-era high society, take a stroll through the Bremond Block Historic District, a collection of homes belonging to members of the John Bremond, Sr. family. Walking Tours take place at 11 a.m. Saturdays and require a 48 hour advance reservation.
Other self-guided tours include the Texas State Cemetery, the resting place of many Texas heroes, and the West Austin area. If you would like to see historic Austin at your own pace, stop by the Austin Visitor Center on East 6th Street to pick up a brochure.