Free tour

Republic, Texans and and the Essentials of Austin

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on February 03, 2023

We are a group of independent historians and anthropologists who love to travel around the world telling esoteric stories. We invite you to discover our magical activities and itineraries to share a different way of traveling.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Is this perhaps your first trip to Austin? Or maybe even to Texas? Come along with us on this tour of old downtown Austin, as we explore the once sleepy town and its hidden culture amongst the high rises. On this tour we will discover the history of Austin, and its important role as the governmental seat for not only a state but for what was once a struggling republic. We will visit monuments and important homes. We will begin at the City Hall., making our way towards Congress Bridge; Driskill Hotel and Paramount Theater; The Texas Capitol, a Historical Moontower, and many more locations in the old downtown. We will also discuss the city’s earliest inhabitants, the Texas Revolution conflict, and the role Austin played in the early years of the Texas Republic.


Due to the high temperatures please bring sunscreen, a bottle of water and a hat. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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    I'll be in the City Hall with a witchy hat and a black and purple umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Angelina Eberley Statue
  • 2
    Outside visit
    The Paramount Theater
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Old Bakery and Emporium
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Texas State Capitol
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Austin City Hall

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Marjorie 13 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Enjoyed Annalise’s walking tour. Learned a lot
Jodi 04 Nov 2023
Bridgewater Township

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
The tour was informative and well done
Andrea 10 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Analisse was amazing! She explained everything very good in a very comprehensive way and responded to all our questions, I will definitely recommend her tour to everyone I know that’s coming to Austin. We had a great time!
Richard 14 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Our tour guide, Analise, was not only very knowledge about the history of Austin but was also very kind and engaging, answering any and all questions that we had. I always book a walking tour when I'm in a new city and this was definitely one of the best. Highly recommended 👍👍
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.