Walking Tours

Preservation Idaho offers several tour series and is ever expanding our offerings. The list below is our current guided tour offerings. Preservation Idaho can offer a private, guided tour of our regular WalkAbout tours and may be able to create a customized tour for you. This service is available year-round.

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walkabout boise

WalkAbout Boise runs from April - October and is a 1.5-hour guided walking tour through 150 years of history and architecture. Let us introduce you to the built environment that makes downtown Boise like no other place.  This tour is great for visitors and for Idaho residents who want to learn more about how Boise's vibrant downtown developed and the people who made it happen.


walkabout idaho falls

WalkAbout Idaho Falls runs from June - September and is a 1-hour guided walking tour through downtown Idaho Falls.  The tour introduces you to the unique history of Idaho Falls both from a historical and an architectural perspective.  The railroad loomed large in the founding of IF and then, quite literally, rode itself out of town.  How did that happen?  Join us and find out!  The tour is fun and informative.



Preservation Idaho's original walking tour series is a popular ticket. The series run annually in Boise taking place the last Thursday of each month in the summer. 

Sometimes it is difficult in today's fast paced world to take time to look at the buildings with which we interact every day. The ArchWalk program is designed to do just that. Learn more about the architecture, history and notoriety of Boise's buildings and neighborhoods.


custom tours

Preservation Idaho is comprised of many knowledgeable architectural historians and historians and may be able to create a customized guided tour of a specific area or topic of interest for you.  

Tour group types:

  • Individuals, Friends & Families
  • Reunions
  • Special events
  • Lectures
  • School field trips