HISTOURY HOPPER

If you are interested in joining multiple tours this season or planning to bring the whole family, our histoury hopper is a great way to save money. It also makes a great gift for history buffs of all ages.
Available for purchase at
The History Center

The History Center Tours

The History Center offers fun and informative walking tours January through October. Special walking tours may occasionally be scheduled, so keep an eye out for any announcements.
Two bike tours are scheduled each summer. These tours explore different routes: the North Route and South Route. All biking tours begin and end at Hall Bicycle, 419 Second Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.
 
FREE bike rentals are available for bike tour participants at Hall Bicycle. To reserve a bike, please call Hall Bicycle at (319) 362-1052.
Tour Admission
$5.00 for History Center Members
$7.00 for General Public

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2020 Tour Safety Guidelines

  • Tours are currently limited to 16 individuals.
  • All tours require advanced ticket sale. Please see tour description to purchase tickets. Payments will not be accepted at time of tour.
  • Masks are required for all individuals.
  • Social distancing is strongly encouraged.
 

2020 Walking Tours

Creep the Alleys

This event has been postponed.

New Date: October 22, 2020

6:00PM

Downtown alleys reveal a great deal of history about Cedar Rapids buildings, and they can be a little spooky too! Come explore the dark side of downtown architecture with this unique historic alley tour.

 

Included are stories of how alleys function for service and utility access, how they provided secret entrances for Prohibition era businesses, as well as clever retail store designs. There will be a few surprises along the tour as well! Please wear alley appropriate footwear.

Meeting location: Town Centre Plaza, Third Avenue & Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 

Creep the Alleys

October 27, 2020

6:00PM

Downtown alleys reveal a great deal of history about Cedar Rapids buildings, and they can be a little spooky too! Come explore the dark side of downtown architecture with this unique historic alley tour.

 

Included are stories of how alleys function for service and utility access, how they provided secret entrances for Prohibition era businesses, as well as clever retail store designs. There will be a few surprises along the tour as well! Please wear alley appropriate footwear.

Meeting location: Town Centre Plaza, Third Avenue & Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 

 

2020 Bike Tours

South Route

September 19, 2020

10:00 AM

Highlights include stops throughout the historic Wholesale and Warehouse District as well as segments of the New Bohemia and Czech Village neighborhoods.

Meeting location: Hall Bicycle, 419 Second Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 

Bike Tours are generously co-sponsored by:

Walking Tours are generously sponsored by:

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Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Admission

$7.00 for general public

$5.00 for students (with ID)

Free for children ages 4 and younger

Free for members of The History Center

All galleries and exhibits are self-guided.

The History Center

Linn County Historical Society

800 Second Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

office@historycenter.org

Tel: 319-362-1501