Department of Neighborhoods

City Hall Tours

Houston City Hall

Contact: La'Shana Brown
900 Bagby / 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Office: 832.393.0970, Cell: 832.514.8164

Tours are available on weekdays and are offered free of charge. To make a reservation, please fill out this online form below or call La'Shana Brown at 832.393.0970.

City Hall Tours take place on selected Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. For any other special accommodations on times and dates, please contact La'

Tours for groups and individuals close at 12:00 pm noon three (3) weeks prior to the tour date and must meet a minimum enrollment. Additionally, special request should be made in advance, preferably during time of the request.

City Hall Tours are offered for groups of 5-15 people. The suggested appropriate age for this tour is 10 years old and up. This tour is approximately 90 minutes and is walking intensive.

Additionally, special requests should also be made in advance preferably during the time of request.

City Hall Tour Agenda

City Hall Interior1. City Hall Rotunda and Reflection Pool (Weather Permitting), 15 to 20 minutes
The City Hall tour begins with a lecture style journey of this 1938 commissioned art deco building designed by the renowned Austrian born architect Joseph Finger. The architecture of this building is indicative of the southwestern United States municipal buildings during this time period and the adjoining reflection pool serves as a civic center as well as complements the simplicity of this classic architecture.

2. Council Chambers (City Hall 2nd Floor), 15 minutes
Have the delight of being able to sit in the Council Chairs which represent the voices of approximately 2.2 million citizens of the City of Houston. (Time will be allotted for pictures at this time, provided the use of one’s own camera.) Q & A session will be allotted at this time.

3. Council Offices (City Hall Annex), 20 minutes
During this stretch of the tour a brief use of the city’s tunnel system will be used to visit the Council Offices, where a walkthrough of the Council Offices will occur. At this time, you will be given a behind the scenes look of your city government at work. To find out more about the Houston tunnel system please visit,

Please indicate below which tour you are interested in and how many reservations you would like to make. With the exception of school group students, please indicate the names of all the attendees. Please make sure to include relevant contact information in the event of a late change or cancellation, i.e., local hotel or cell phone. Your reservation request will be confirmed via email and make take up to 48 hours to acknowledge.

Group size: Please note that the City of Houston is not able to accommodate groups large than 5 to 15 people at this time. Tours are 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

City Hall Tour Request Form