What was it like to witness Hollywood’s transformation from a tiny suburb of Los Angeles to the glamorous film capital of the world? On this tour, you will learn the history of Hollywood from 1886-1960, and have a chance to peek inside some of the hidden gems on the boulevard. Take a walk back in time to visit the homes, shops, theaters, offices and restaurants that define Hollywood’s historic identity. Select dates include a visit inside the Pacific Theatre (formerly the Warner Brothers Hollywood Theatre) and coffee at Musso & Frank, Hollywood’s longest continuously operating restaurant. The Old Hollywood Walking Tour is sponsored by the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance.
The Old Hollywood Walking Tour is offered the last Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
Other dates, including a Saturday, are usually offered each month as well.
Pricing is $25.00 per person.
Historic photographs courtesy Bison Archives
Private Hollywood Walking Tours are available by request.
This walking tour is a private, customizable experience that works best for smaller groups.
Pricing is based on the request, usually starting around $45 per person.
This stroll down a lesser-known area of Hollywood Boulevard reveals some fascinating facts about Hollywood’s rise to fame as the center of the motion picture industry. Learn the true story of Hollywood, from its founding in 1888, to becoming the home of the Walk of Fame, and everything in between. Highlights of this tour the famed Hollywood Boulevard include:
An inside look at one of the Boulevard’s lovely Art Deco buildings
The first and most famous Hollywood movie theaters
The famed intersection of Hollywood and Vine
Hollywood Boulevard’s oldest remaining home
The story of Hollywood’s first tourist attraction
Silent Film Locations
Experience Hollywood’s vintage glamour on this up-close and personal walking tour!
The Vintage Hollywood Walking Tour is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Created by April Clemmer and led by Brian Donnelly, who has over 17 years experience as a Hollywood Tour Guide.
Pricing is $40 per person.
Did you know that people of the Christian faith were among the founders of Hollywood? This tour will tell the story of the spiritual roots of Hollywood as well as the history of the town itself. Visit the locations of Hollywood’s first churches, homes, and theaters, see the interior of an art deco Hollywood office building, and view 1930s Hollywood in an antique miniature created by master craftsman of the era. Along the way see God’s hand in the development of the center of the entertainment industry. This tour is scheduled quarterly and by request.
April is the creator and host of the old Hollywood walking tour. Her vision is to preserve the stories and style of the Classic Hollywood era. While studying fashion merchandising, April became fascinated with vintage style, and developed a passionate love of Hollywood from reading biographies of classic film stars. April is a member of the Los Angeles Tour Guides Association and serves on the education committee. As member of Hollywood Heritage, she is active on the Preservation Committee, and has served as a research consultant on the web series "Hollywood Trades." When she's not researching and exploring Classic Hollywood History, she loves to shop for vintage clothing and experiment with classic hair and makeup styles.
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