Then & Now: A Downtown South Bend Architectural Walking Tour

A fun and informative guided walking tour of South Bend landmark buildings, exploring their history and present day use.

May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $4/person (cash only)

Reservations: Space is limited so reservations are recommended. Reserve your party using the form below or by calling 574-282-1110.

NOTE: The October 5 tour is fully booked.

Occasionally we switch up our normal historic walking tour that take place during the summer First Fridays. For the July 6 and October 5 First Fridays in 2018, we will tour the beautiful West Washington Street area, a National Register District showcasing an exemplary and eclectic blend of architectural styles and structures. Once home to influential citizens, titans of industry, civic leaders, and other prominent families; West Washington Street is now replete with businesses and residents that value and preserve the fine architectural legacy left in their care by those that preceded them. 

Tours are given by the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend & St. Joseph County. Cost for these 90-minute tours are just $4/person (cash only.) Reservations can be made online below or by calling 574-282-1110.

Downtown tours (May, June, August, and September First Fridays)  meet at 5:30 at the American Trust Company clock, located at the corner of Washington and Michigan, in front of Cafe Navarre. 

West Washington tours (July and October First Fridays) meet at 5:30 at the historic Ambassadors for Christ Church, 302 W. Washington St. (the southwest corner of Washington and Lafayette.)


Self-guided tour: Can’t make it to a scheduled tour? Click here to download and print the brochure and enjoy the tour at your own pace. Brochure can also be picked up at the DTSB offices Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. DTSB offices are located at 217 S. Michigan St.  Please note: the phone tour option mentioned in the brochure is no longer available.

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