COVID-19 UPDATE:
TFA’s 2nd Saturday Tours are currently on hold. We hope to resume later this fall, with increased safety procedures in place.
Meanwhile, please join us for our next LIVE/Zoom Virtual Tour series! Our Dive Into Deco Series will start soon.
TFA Tour Guides are also giving private tours for small groups – including Art Deco, Modernism, Oil Barons, and the Arts District.
Tour guides and guests will be required to wear masks per the Tulsa ordinance.
Please note that we are not able to give Tulsa Underground tunnel tours at this time.
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  • LIVE/ Zoom Virtual Tours

  • LIVE/ Zoom Virtual Tours

  • LIVE/ Zoom Virtual Tours

Now you can take a tour from the comfort of your own chair, desk or sofa!
Join us for one tour or a whole series.
Grab some popcorn, put your feet up and Zoom on in!

THIS SERIES: 

  1. Over the Top Art Deco: Terra Cotta City – featuring the Adams and the Pythian –Tuesday, September 8 @ 5:30pm or Saturday, September 12 @ 10:30am 
  2. Holy Deco: Worshiping in a New Style – featuring Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and Christ the King –Tuesday, September 15 @ 5:30pm or Saturday, September 19 @ 10:30am 
  3. Not so Utility Art Deco: High Style Headquarters t-So-Utility Art Deco: High Style Headquarters – featuring the Public Service of Oklahoma Building and the Oklahoma Natural Gas Building –Tuesday, September 22 @ 5:30pm or Saturday,Septermber 26 @ 10:30am  
  4. Save That Art Deco!: Fire Station Preservation! – featuring Tulsa Station 13 and the Tulsa Fire Alarm Building –Tuesday, September 29 @5:30pm or Saturday, October 3 @ 10:30am 

SUPPORT TFA. Your LIVE/Virtual ticket purchase directly supports the nonprofit Tulsa Foundation for Architecture while we can’t give large group tours. We love Tulsa, and we know that you do, too. THANK YOU for helping us to keep our boat afloat. We’ve got big plans for new in-person tours soon, but in the meantime, this is a great way to reconnect and support our mission. 

Marty, Ellen and Amanda will return and be joined on various tours by Tim Bracken, Jim Turner, and Shane Hood.

 

Inclement Weather Policy: Standing in the rain with a gimbal doesn’t work all that well.
In the event of wet weather, we may have to postpone a virtual tour.  Purchased tickets can be used on the new date or refunded.

 

  • 2nd Saturday Tours

  • 2nd Saturday Tours

Second Saturday Tours are currently on hold!

We invite you to join us at our next 2nd Saturday Tour. Each month we offer these popular walking tours highlighting some of Downtown Tulsa’s architectural treasures. Our docents point out features of unique buildings and offer historical perspectives. Each tour is different but will typically include a visit to a lobby, a tunnel, or maybe even an oil baron’s penthouse! On any given tour, you might see beautiful examples of Art Deco, Beaux Arts, Gothic Revival and Mid-Century Modern buildings. Tunnels are the monthly topic in February and August.

These monthly tours start at 10:00 AM on the second Saturday of each month. Tickets are sold in advance through Eventbrite, and children under 12 are free if accompanied by a paid adult. Ticket links are posted at 3 pm the day of public release.

 

 

Inclement Weather Policy: TFA tours happen rain or shine, hot weather and cold! If a hazardous weather event does occur, we will announce postponement by 7:30 am on the day of the tour. We will make every attempt to reschedule, and tickets will be transferred to the new date.

  • Personalized Tours

  • Personalized Tours

  • Personalized Tours

TFA offers personalized architecture tours for groups and conferences, too. We can customize a tour for your group lasting all day, or just an hour. You can request a special theme, or we will be glad to suggest one of our popular tours to fit your schedule, budget and transportation requirements. We request a 2 week notice for any scheduled tours. Email us at tours@tulsaarchitecture.org for more information.

 

TFA-Private Tours Flyer 

  • Explore Downtown Tulsa

  • Explore Downtown Tulsa

Are you a school teacher looking for a fun educational field trip for your students? We offer student tours that can be customized by topic, length, and age group. We need 2 weeks advance notice for tours and this form filled out: Teacher EDT Tour Information Sheet.

Email us at tours@tulsaarchitecture.org for more information and scheduling.

  • Small Group Private Tours

TFA is offering small group tours

We can accommodate groups of up to 12 guests for OUTSIDE tours. 
These are for families, friends, peers,  and other small groups that interact with each other.

Tour topics include:  Art Deco, Modernism, Oil Barons, Boston Avenue and the Arts District.  

Tour guides and guests will be required to wear masks per the Tulsa ordinance.
Please note that we are not able to give Tulsa Underground tunnel tours at this time.
To schedule your tour, email Ellen@tulsaarchitecture.com