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TFA TOURS | Greenwood: In Partnership

Saturday, May 25, 2024
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Greenwood: In Partnership
Saturday, May 25, 2024

$25 | $18.75 | Start Times from 9:30 – 11:10 AM

Vernon Partnership with TFA: Historic Vernon African Episcopal Methodist Church’s docents will collaborate with TFA, making stops at plaques lining the sidewalks from Archer and Greenwood to Vernon A.M.E. Church. These plaques commemorate significant locations such as R.T. Bridgewater, S.M. Jackson Funeral Home, The Williams Building confectionary, The Dreamland Theater, and The Black Wall Street Memorial. As the tour progresses into Vernon, visitors will encounter stained glass windows depicting the individuals and businesses highlighted by the plaques. These windows serve as a living testament to the rich history embedded in the architecture of Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church, showcasing the resilience and legacy of the community.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for this tour are $25 for not yet members and $20 for members (25% discount). We want to do our part to help cultivate the next generation of architecture lovers, so kids 12 and under are welcome to participate in most of our tours free of charge!

 Proceeds from this special edition partnership tour will benefit both Vernon AME Church and the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, supporting the mission to champion the heritage and architectural treasures of our community.


CHECK-IN LOCATION: Check-in for this tour will take place at:

Vernon AME Church

311 North Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74120

PARKING: There is ample street parking, which is free on weekends!

ON TOUR DAY: Please arrive 10 minutes early to get checked in. Tours begin at 9:30 am and continue in 15-minute increments. Consult your ticket for the departure time you selected when purchasing your ticket.

Tours take place rain or shine; please look ahead at the weather, plan to wear sturdy footwear, layers, and bring weather related items such as umbrellas, hats, gloves, fans, visors, sunscreen or other comfort items, as needed. You’ll be on foot for up to 1.5 hours.

ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION: TFA is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive experience for all. If you have any questions regarding accessibility accommodations at our various tour locations, please contact us at and we will be happy to assist with planning your experience.

SUPPORT INFORMATION: TFA tours include 0.5-1.5 miles of walking (typically on streets/sidewalks, which sometimes include uneven terrain) in a variety of weather conditions. Seating is limited or non-existent along many of our tour routes. If it will improve your experience, we encourage you to bring a lightweight stool, walking stick, or other assistive device!

Routes to avoid stairs are planned in advance for those who need an elevator or ramp. Our docents use a personal microphone to enhance hearing ability for all on the tour. You are welcome to move closer to the docent or request a volume adjustment at any time.

This tour will take place (outdoors, indoors, or both outdoors and indoors).

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography is allowed!

TRANSLATION SERVICES: If you are in need of a translator, spanish language or ASL, please let us know and we’ll try our best to accommodate your request!

SERVICIOS DE TRADUCCIÓN: Si necesita un traductor de español, háganoslo saber y haremos todo lo posible para satisfacer su solicitud!